Roz Varon of ABC 7 News will broadcast live from York to help promote the biggest donation drive yet.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
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 …
Food pantries feel the pinch as more people need their help.
Families’ economic struggles continue, and nowhere are their woes more evident than at local food pantries. More and more families are relying on food pantries to stretch their budgets because there is little left for food after paying housing and utility bills. And, as Thanksgiving nears, families’ needs and pantries’ attempts to help are more poignant. “Last Thanksgiving, we thought that the economy was starting to improve a little bit. We had hit a record number but the rapid growth had slowed,” said Melissa Travis, senior director of programs—basic services for People’s Resource Center (PRC) in Wheaton. “Unfortunately, this year we are seeing another uptick in growth. There are a lot of people who are really struggling right now.” The …