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Chicago, January 30, 2012

Attorneys, Staff Support Greater Chicago Food Depository in December

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to announce the results of its successful December food drive on behalf of the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), Chicago’s food bank.

Over the course of the month, attorneys and staff collected a variety of non-perishable food items and cash donations to be distributed by the GCFD. The firm also hosted two “GCFD jeans days,” in which staff and attorneys contributed $5 and $10, respectively, to wear jeans on a particular day. Jeans day and individual contributions totaled $3,880 and were matched by the firm, for a total donation of $7,760 to the GCFD.

“We are pleased and proud to have raised awareness and supported this vital organization, especially during a time when so many individuals and families are in great need of food and assistance,” said Partner and Community Service Committee Chair George F. Fitzpatrick, Jr. 

The GCFD is a non-profit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 69 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 140,000 meals every day. The Food Depository’s programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information, log onto chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.

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