CHICAGO, November 16, 2018 – The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive held its fifth annual event this morning, with donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Over 7,000 pounds of food were donated this year! The five-hour food drive 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, Jewel-Osco, and Treetime.

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 700 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 nearly 70-million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 159,000 meals every day. For more information, visit ChicagosFoodBank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.

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