Jewel-Osco’s ‘Unity in the Community’ Program Aids Families During Holiday Season

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - EducationJewel-Osco in partnership with Frito Lay and Pepsi donated $30,000 to provide nearly 4,000 meals to families in need across Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday. The food donations were presented during a joyous ceremony on November 22, at Kennedy King College, 741 W. 63rd Street, in Chicago. Under the “Unity in Community,” outreach program, Jewel-Osco invited six local multicultural social service organizations serving the African-American, Hispanic and Polish communities to take part in this uplifting event, including: Black on Black Love, Lathrop Homes, Holy Trinity Church, El Hogar del Niño, Hispanic Heritage Organization, and River of Life.

“This is a special time of the year when food plays a major role in bringing people together,” said Miguel Alba, Community Relations and Government Affairs director at Jewel-Osco. “Not only will this event provide thousands of meals to needy families, it also sends an important message about how we, as a diverse community, are united in helping those most in need.” Hunger relief is a key social agenda for Jewel-Osco. Amongst its ongoing efforts, the company donates millions of pounds of food a year to area food banks, has developed grant programs to help local food pantries, and has raised millions of dollars in food and cash during Hunger Action Month.

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