|200+ GE employees volunterring at the Food Depository|
For the past six years, on a Friday in May, hundreds of GE employees have spent the day volunteering at the Food Depository, making GE Day the largest annual volunteer day for the facility. This year more than 200 GE employees assembled food boxes, sorted donated items and repacked pasta for struggling Chicago families.
Joining GE staff in the festivities were Food Depository CEO Kate Maehr, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Mike Zalewski, 23rd Ward.
|Food Depository CEO Kate Maehr (left) accepting $100,000 donation.|
“When you come here and you make sure that our hungry neighbors, the 807,000 men, women and children who need food, have it,” said Kate Maehr, during the kick-off ceremony. “We are so grateful for you.”
|Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking at 2012 GE Community Day|