8th annual WGN Morning News virtual food drive – STILL TIME TO DONATE!

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WGN-TV family charities launches as a McCormick Foundation Fund

On Friday, November 19, 2021, WGN Morning News kicked off its 8th Annual Holiday Food Drive with a visit to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  This year’s food drive will again be virtual due to the pandemic.  

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WGN-TV officially launched WGN-TV Family Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The McCormick Foundation matches all donations to WGN-TV Family Charities at fifty cents on the dollar. With WGN-TV and the Foundation paying all campaign and administrative expenses, one hundred percent of all donations, plus the match, are granted to qualified nonprofit organizations.  This year’s WGN Morning News Food Drive proceeds will benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository, as a grant. 

Many families are continuing to experience food insecurity because of the pandemic. As a result, the Food Depository’s network of food pantries and similar programs are still serving at rates far above pre-COVID levels.  Viewers are encouraged to donate through December 31, 2021 at:

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WGN-TV Family Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is focused on creating opportunities for children and families to help them fulfill their potential.  We hope to bring awareness to various organizations and to enlist community support to help make a difference in the lives of families throughout the Chicago area.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, believes a healthy community starts with food. The Food Depository works with a network of more than 700 partner organizations and programs – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions and other partners – to bring food and hope to our neighbors across Chicago and Cook County. We’re also taking on the root causes of hunger with job training and other initiatives. By working to help those most in need go from hungry to hopeful, the Food Depository is building a Greater Chicago. The Food Depository is a proud member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks. Learn more at chicagosfoodbank.org

WGN-TV is Chicago’s Very Own source for news and entertainment and is owned and operated by Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Inc.  WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station and can be seen on WGN-TV, WGNTV.com and the WGN-TV News mobile app.  In-depth local weather coverage is available on all newscasts and the WGN-TV Weather mobile app.  WGN 9.2 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Inc.’s 1950s – 1970s  classic TV network Antenna TV, WGN 9.3 is the Chicago affiliate for Court TV, WGN 9.4 is the Chicago affiliate for Nexstar Inc.’s 1980s – 2000s retro TV network Rewind TV, and WGN 9.5 is the Chicago affiliate for TBD.  For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNTV.com

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