3rd annual WGN Morning News Food Drive brings in record 10,000 pounds of food

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CHICAGO – The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive held its third annual food drive this morning, with donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (and a portion going to Northern Illinois Food Bank). Over 10,000 pounds of food was donated, more than doubling last year’s total. The five-hour event took place at the WGN-TV Studios located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago. Viewers were invited to stop by to donate canned goods and other packaged foods. Prior to the event, viewers dropped off nonperishable food donations at partner locations: Abt Electronics, Bob Rohrman Auto Group, Suits 20/20, and Treetime. Special thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois who assisted on the day of the event.

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The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while 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 70 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 160,000 meals every day. For more information, visit chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.

WGN-TV is Chicago’s Very Own source for news, sports and entertainment. WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station, and can be seen on WGN-TV, CLTV, WGNTV.com and the WGN-TV News and Live apps. WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network Antenna TV and WGN 9.3 is Chicago’s This TV movie network affiliate. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNTV.com