Chicago, IL, January 23, 2015 –A Safe Haven Foundation is proud to be the exclusive beneficiary of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and the Huge Canned Food Drive taking place February 18-20, 2015. From February 18th through February 20th, guests who bring three or more cans of food to the Chicago Auto Show will receive a coupon for $6 off adult admission.
A Safe Haven Foundation has been grateful to collect over 10 tons of canned goods and non-perishables from the Chicago Auto Show guests. The food gets utilized in A Safe Haven’s Culinary Arts and Food Service Job Training Program that serves over 500,000 meals for A Safe Haven homeless residents throughout the year. The donations also are distributed directly from A Safe Haven’s Food Pantry that serves over 22,000 individuals and families a year in Chicago communities experiencing poverty and hunger.
“We are privileged to be a part of one of Chicago’s and the Auto Industry’s most prestigious and most anticipated annual events- the Chicago Auto Show. While food insecurity affects one in six Americans, disturbingly, that rate is doubled in the neighborhoods A Safe Haven serves; Living in hunger is a devastating reality for many children and families in our community. As such, we are so grateful to the Chicago Auto Show for partnering with us and especially to the generous people of Chicago who understand the importance of our work and have consistently supported this impactful tradition for 18 years in a row! Together we are making a huge dent on hunger and homelessness long-term,” said A Safe Haven President and Co-Founder, Neli Vazquez Rowland.
“Over the past 18 years the Chicago Auto Show has collected over 300,000 pounds of food for A Safe Haven and we believe that the food drive is an important element of the work we do each year in putting on the Auto Show in this great community,” said Dave Sloan, General Manager of the Chicago Auto Show.
Volunteers are welcome and should e-mail volunteer@ASafeHaven.org for more information. Learn more about the Chicago Auto Show Food Drive! (Please check all expiration dates on your canned-food contributions.)