Chamber Members Provide 38,000 Meals to People in Need

Chamber Members Provide 38,000 Meals to People in Need

For the eighth year, the Northbrook Chamber stepped up to battle hunger with an impressive turn out at the Annual Meal Packing Event. 160 volunteers representing 61 member companies teamed up to pack 38,000 nutritious pasta meals for food pantries, soup kitchens, and other agencies served by the Salvation Army of Greater Chicago. In addition, the Chamber took action to battle hunger closer to home with a $1000 donation to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

Several members contributed extra support to make the event an even bigger success. Wiss Janney Elstner Associates and Whitehall of Deerfield each donated $1000, paying to increase the total number of meals to 38,000. The Hilton Chicago/Northbrook provided its ballroom space for the project, along with pizza to reward the volunteers who gave up their lunch hours for the event. DJ Marz Lawhorn from Charizma Entertainment played classic tunes to keep everyone moving.

The Meal Packing Event is just one of many initiatives the Chamber pursues to help others in the community. “The Chamber is more than a business organization. We strive to make our community the best it can be,” notes Tensley Garris, Chamber President. “The commitment of our members to an enormous variety of charitable causes reflects their heartfelt values. The Meal Packing Event is just one of the most visible programs that shows how much our members care about helping others.”