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The 2018 Chicago Auto Show Help Drive Out Hunger & Homelessness in Chicagoland With Their HUGE Canned FOOD DRIVE!

Chicago, IL, February 14, 2016A Safe Haven Foundation is proud once again to be the exclusive beneficiary of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show and the Huge Canned Food Drive taking place February 14-16, 2018.  A Safe Haven is grateful to the sponsors of the Chicago Auto Show Food Drive, including the Chicago Auto Show, the new-car dealers of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, Chevy Drives Chicago and Alan Josephsen Co. Inc.

A Safe Haven’s Community Food Pantry distributes food to families from neighborhoods in the food desert surrounding the social enterprise’s main campus at 2750 West Roosevelt Road, just 5 miles from the Auto Show. Some of the food also feeds residents at the homeless services organization, which offers comprehensive services to return individuals in crisis to self-sufficiency. The meals served at A Safe Haven are even prepared by residents enrolled in the organizations Food Services Job Training, one of several vocational skills job training and placement programs, and which has successfully placed over 80% of its trainees in gainful employment last year.

 “We at A Safe Haven Foundation are truly privileged to once again have participated in the Chicago Auto Show-one of our City’s and the Auto Industry’s most anticipated annual events. This is our 21st year participating in this impactful tradition and every year it’s quite inspiring to see such a high level of volunteer enthusiasm and engagement.  We remain extremely grateful to the people of Chicago — it’s reassuring to know that fellow Chicagoans care so deeply for one another. The donations we receive are essential to helping us to end the reality of food insecurity, poverty and homelessness in Chicago and across the state of Illinois”, said Neli Vazquez Rowland, president of A Safe Haven Foundation. 

We extend our heartfelt thanks to The Chicago Auto Show Association; members from ASHF Advisory Board, corporate volunteer partners, and ASHF residents who volunteered their time and efforts to collect cans from hundreds of thousands of donors at the Chicago Auto Show. We are humbled and appreciative to the Chicago Auto Show Food Drive, including the Chicago Auto Show, the new-car dealers of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, Chevy Drives Chicago and Alan Josephsen Co. Inc.  A Safe Haven is especially grateful to the nearly 100 corporate volunteers from AT&T, Baxter, Fitness and Beyond Programs, MARS, Northern Trust, Sales Force, and Turner Construction employees who signed up to assist A Safe Haven to help End Hunger.