Northbrook Chamber Volunteers Pack 40,000 Meals for Area Food Pantries
As part of a commitment to help its members give back to the community, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a meal packing event to package 40,000 meals to donate to area food pantries.
The event was held in partnership with Outreach, a 501(c)(3) charity that organizes mobil meal packing events.
Over 260 volunteers from over 75 area businesses worked in two shifts to package the meals which were specially fortified macaroni and cheese dinners providing ingredients important for a balanced diet.
The Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel donated space for the event, and additional support was provided by Nestle Pizza, who donated pizzas to feed the workers, and Charizma, who provided DJ entertainment for the volunteers. The packaged meals were donated to the Northfield Food Pantry and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
With over 700 members, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of the commercial, industrial and retail communities of the Village of Northbrook and its trade area.