Chicagoland Apartment Association Kicks Off 2019 With a Food Drive

February 8, 2019 | 3:39 pm | Written by

This January, the Chicagoland Apartment Association hosted a peanut butter & jelly food drive during their New Year’s Kickoff Event at Morgan Manufacturing.

Peanut butter is highly requested by food banks because it’s a great source of protein, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a nutritious, delicious meal for people of all ages!

The Chicagoland Apartment Association collected 270 lbs. of food during the event, which is enough to provide 225 meals!  Our friends at MiniMoves and CORT Chicago were also a great help.  MiniMoves donated the collection boxes for the event, and CORT Chicago picked up the food and delivered it to the Schaumburg Food Pantry.

More than 659,000 people in the Greater Chicago area are food insecure. Thank you to the Chicagoland Apartment Association, MiniMoves, and CORT Chicago for making a New Year’s resolution to fight hunger!

Do you want to host a food drive in your area? Learn how you can make a difference.

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

11,479,245
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

9,566,038
meals

for people in need.