More than 400 Volunteers from 31 Chicago Companies to Pack Meals for the Hungry on November 19 at Navy Pier

Goal is to pack 140,000 meals in two hours

18 Nov, 2015, 14:25 ET from Protiviti

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:      

Volunteers will don hairnets and measure, bag and box ingredients to pack high-nutrition meals for the malnourished. The volunteers will also personally donate canned goods for a concurrent food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide food for communities in Chicagoland. The Chicago office of Protiviti, a global consulting firm, is hosting the event and non-profit Feed My Starving Children will deliver the meals where the need is greatest.



WHO:     

More than 400 volunteers from 31 Chicago companies will gather to pack the meals. They will also be joined by staff members of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, a Chicago-based non-profit organization.



WHEN:      

Thursday, November 19, 2015; 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST

WHERE:     

Lakeview Terrace, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611



WHY:         

An alarming one in nine people in the world go to bed hungry each night, according to the World Food Programme. The November 19 event is part of the i on Hunger initiative, Protiviti's year-long program to provide one million meals for those struggling with hunger across the globe. 'i on Hunger' kicked off in Chicago in November, 2014 (116,856 meals were packed by 325 volunteers at that event). Over the past year, Protiviti teams around the world have provided 1,634,000 meals, far exceeding its original goal of one million meals. The initiative is continuing with a goal of providing a cumulative 2.6 million meals globally. For more information, please visit http://ionhunger.com/. For social media: #ionhunger.

 

SPOKESPEOPLE AVAILABLE:

-       Representatives from Feed My Starving Children

-       Jim Pajakowski, executive vice president, Protiviti

-       Pat Scott, executive vice president, Protiviti

-       Dan O'Keefe, sr. managing director; 'i on Hunger' leader, Protiviti

-       Tom Andreesen, managing director; head of Protiviti Chicago

www.protiviti.com

 

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