WGN Radio, WGN-TV and NewsNation partnered together for the 26th annual Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring, a designated day to volunteer across the company.
The following is a breakdown of the team’s volunteer efforts:
- Morning shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository assembled 128 boxes of apples which equals 5,770 pounds and makes 4,808 meals. Each volunteer made 267 meals.
- Afternoon shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository assembled 102 boxes of apples which equals 4,023 pounds and makes 3,352 meals. Each volunteer made 223 meals.
- Through a virtual food drive, employees have so far raised $1,560 in monetary donations to Greater Chicago Food Depository. That money provides 4,680 meals to feed Chicagoland’s hungry. Every $1 donated can help provide three meals. To donate to Greater Chicago Food Depository, visit https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org
- At the Vitalant Blood Drive, 42 units of blood were donated and 126 lives saved.
Photo Gallery 1 – Morning Shift Volunteers
Photo Gallery 2 – Afternoon Shift Volunteers:
Photo Gallery 3 – Vitalant Blood Drive
Learn more about Greater Chicago Food Depository and Vitalant through their websites:
Photos courtesy of Diana Dionisio (WGN-TV) and Mike Piff (WGN Radio)