Greater Chicago Food Depository and Nancy's Pizza team up on National Hunger Awareness Day

Greater Chicago Food Depository and Nancy's Pizza team up on National Hunger Awareness Day

Via press release:

Chicagoland area Nancy’s Pizzeria locations are joining forces with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to raise awareness for National Hunger Awareness Day. Nancy’s Pizzeria donated over 200 stuffed pizzas to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help their mission to end Hunger in Chicago.

“At Nancy’s Pizzeria we feel it’s important to support our community,” said Dave Howey, President of Chicago Franchise Systems and franchisor of 32 Nancy’s franchise locations across Chicago. “We are trying to make a difference everyday – and we are hoping this awareness will encourage other Chicagoland pizzerias and restaurants to do the same.”

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people and striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger.

Last year, the Food Depository distributed 67 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 154,000 meals every day. The Food Depository is a member of the Feeding America national network of food banks.

Lead image via Kristan Lieb/For the Chicago Tribune

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