York High School, 355 W. St. Charles Road in Elmhurst, will serve as the local drop-off site for the Spirit of Giving food drive all day on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Dominick’s and ABC 7 News have partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank and the Greater Chicago Food Depository for many years for this holiday food drive; Dominick’s locations collect food and funds from early November through Jan. 2. But this year, they are looking to collect even more food and funds than ever by heavily promoting the event throughout the Chicago area.
In addition to live remotes at Dominick’s stores, ABC 7 will broadcast live at York High School at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The event will feature the Dukes' Marching Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Cheerleaders and Poms. Northern Illinois Food Bank will drop off a truck at York to collect food items all day, from early in the morning until 5 p.m.
NIFB provides food to more than 60,000 people each week through more than 700 partner programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, as well as youth and senior food programs.
Following are the most-needed items:
- cereal (whole grain preferred)
- canned chicken and tuna
- peanut butter
- pasta (whole grain preferred)
- dried beans
- canned fruits in their own juice
- canned vegetables
- reduced-sodium soup
- pasta sauce
Please do not drop off anything in glass containers.
All donations help feed hungry neighbors in northern Illinois.