Centric Chicago Volunteers at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Chicago, IL – February 13, 2013 — Recently, a team of eager Chicago employees, along with friends and family members, headed to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to participate in a community service event.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in the Chicago area. The GCFD distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 people in Cook County every year.
The Centric Chicago group was tasked with repackaging bulk cereal. The cereal was donated in 400-pound bags that the group helped to break down into 1-pound portions. These smaller bags are then given to local food banks to hand out to families.
The morning flew by as cereal squares were shoveled, scooped, weighed, and boxed up. Altogether the team completed more than 2,000 bags of cereal! Centric Chicago enjoyed working with the GCFD and will be back in the future!
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