The 2024 Chicago Auto Show Help Drive Out Hunger & Homelessness in Chicagoland


Chicago, IL, February 16, 2024A Safe Haven Foundation is again honored to be the sole beneficiary of the 2024 Chicago Auto Show and Chicago’s Largest Canned Food Drive held February 14-16, 2024.

“At A Safe Haven, we express our gratitude to the sponsors of the Chicago Auto Show Food Drive, which includes the Chicago Auto Show, the new-car dealers of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, Alan Josephsen Co. Inc, and all the car admirers and families who brought canned food donations to this year’s show. And, to the incredible support from our fantastic Bank of America volunteers, who helped organize and facilitate the drive. This collaborative generosity truly aids us in combating hunger among those in need. The canned goods are crucial in helping us supply groceries to our food-insecure neighbors in the North Lawndale community.” – Mark G. Mulroe, President.

From February 14 through February 16, individuals who brought three cans of food to the Chicago Auto Show received a coupon of $5 off a full-price adult ticket. Through the generosity of the Chicago Auto Show attendees, we collected six gaylord boxes filled to the top.

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.



A Safe Haven is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to restore hope and opportunity to individuals in crisis by providing treatment, housing and support services and career opportunities.


First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 116th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

Held in McCormick Place, the Chicago show features multiple world and North American Introductions and the complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans, and experimental and concept cars.

In total, the 2024 Chicago Auto Show boasts hundreds of different vehicles from more than two dozen different manufacturers. In addition, you’ll find numerous automotive accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, project cars, antique and collector vehicles, and interactive exhibits.