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Chicagoland businesses raise more than $82,000 to combat summertime hunger

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s second annual LunchTime to End Hunger campaign, which ran from May 16-20, raised $82,763 in support of the organization's summer feeding initiatives for children. Thirty-one companies participated as teams in this year’s competition. The top three fundraisers were Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP ($12,575 raised), Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC ($10,400 raised), and Guggenheim Partners ($9,130 raised).  The Food Depository congratulates the top teams, and thanks each of the businesses that participated in this year’s competition. Every team made a tremendous impact, with an average of $2,500 raised per team. Many businesses found creative ways to fundraise, including bake-offs, internal fundraising competitions, and hosting luncheons. 
The LunchTime to End Hunger campaign encouraged participants to donate what they would normally spend on lunch for a week to the Food Depository. Funds raised will provide the equivalent of more than 276,000 meals for children this summer. This support makes an incredible impact as the Food Depository serves 812,000 clients each year, or 1 in 6 Cook County residents.   To learn more about the campaign, visit  

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