Photos: WGN, NewsNation join together for Nexstar Founder’s Day at Greater Chicago Food Depository, Vitalant Blood Drive

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The afternoon shift volunteers

WGN Radio, WGN-TV, and NewsNation joined together for Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring. On this day, established by Nexstar Founder, Chairman and CEO Perry Sook in 2016, all 199 Nexstar TV stations – and one radio station – give back to their communities by supporting organizations in their communities.

Here in Chicago, WGN-TV, WGN Radio, and NewsNation partnered with Greater Chicago Food Depository and Vitalant for Nexstar Founder’s Day.

By the numbers, here’s how we helped:

  • Morning shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository packed 957 boxes which equals 15,312 pounds of food and 12,760 meals.
  • Afternoon shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository packed 1,250 boxes which equals 20,000 pounds of food and 16,667 meals.
  • Staff also raised nearly $2,500 through a donation drive for Greater Chicago food Depository. That money provides over 7,000 meals to feed Chicagoland’s hungry. Every $1 donated can help provide three meals.
  • At the Vitalant Blood Drive held at WGN-TV, 43 units of blood were collected and 129 lives saved.

Photo Gallery 1 – Morning Shift Volunteers:

Photo Gallery 2 – Morning Shift Volunteers:

Photo Gallery 3 – Afternoon Shift Volunteers:

Photo Gallery 4 – Afternoon Shift Volunteers:

Photo Gallery 5 – Vitalant Blood Drive at WGN-TV:

You can learn more and help these organizations on their websites:

https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org
htttps://www.vitalant.org

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