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April Food Day 2019

April 18, 2019 |
10:00am – 2:00pm - Food Collection
11:30am – 1:00pm - Awards Luncheon (Registration opens at 11:15am; Program begins promptly at 11:40am)

Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Dr, Tinley Park

April Food Day 2019


Join United Way of Metro Chicago for our 2019 April Food Day! The annual food collection event and awards luncheon addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs, a region that is home to the fastest growing population of people living at or below the poverty line. Last year, United Way collected more than 128,000 pounds of food to address summer food insecurity and to restock food pantries.


April Food Day 2018 Recap Video

Through donations of non-perishable food items, household goods and financial support for our 2019 event, you can help more individuals and families in the south-southwest suburbs meet some of their most basic needs.

There are many ways for you or your company to get involved. You can make a financial gift, become a sponsor, or donate food or household goods. Learn more about each opportunity below and how you can help build a stronger south-southwest suburban region today!



Juliana Stratton

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant Governor
Juliana Stratton

Luncheon Emcee

Lead Anchor – FOX 32 Chicago
Dawn Hasbrouck

Luncheon Award Recipients

Community Leadership Award
Greater Chicago Food Depository

Business Leadership Award
Bizios Fresh Market

Individual Leadership Award
Jeremy Wright, Regional Operations Manager,
Access Community Health Network


Become an Awards Luncheon Sponsor today and reserve your spot to hear from Illinois’ new Lieutenant Governor, celebrate our partners making a positive impact in the south-southwest suburbs and be a part of building a stronger Chicago region.








Local food pantries estimate the need for food and household goods has more than doubled in the past five years. If you are interested in donating items to help restock food pantry supplies, please consider contributing the below unopened, non-expired canned and boxed items (no glass please).


What to donate:

  • 100% fruit and vegetable juice
  • Bagged rice and beas (canned and dry)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables (pull tops if possible)
  • Cereal, oatmeal and granola bars
  • Chips, cookies and/or crackers
  • Canned meats and stews
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Infant supplies (baby food, formula, diapers)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deoderant, toothpaste, feminine products)


Where to donate:

    Baymont Inn and Suites by Wyndham
    12801 South Cicero Avenue

    DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
    5000 West 127th Street
    Village of Calumet City
    204 Pulaski Road

    Sandridge Fitness Center
    600 Oglesby

    National ABLE
    202 S. Halsted Street, ATOC Building, Suite 148
    Village of Chicago Ridge
    10455 South Ridgeland
    Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery
    1035 Sterling Avenue
    Village of Hazel Crest
    3000 W 170th Place
    La Banque Hotel
    2034 Ridge Rd
    Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
    2304 173rd Street

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Lansing
    2323 172nd Street

    Village of Lynwood
    21460 Lincoln Hwy
    Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Southland – Matteson
    20920 Matteson Avenue

    Village of Matteson
    4900 Village Commons

    Oak Forest Park District
    15601 South Central Ave
    St. Xavier
    3700 West 103rd
    Georgio’s Quality Inn & Suites – Orland Park
    8800 West 159th Street
    Palos Heights City Hall
    7607 West College Drive
    Village of Richton Park
    4455 Sauk Trail
    Village of Robbins
    3327 W. 137th Street
    Happy Days Child Care Center
    831 East 162nd Street
    Wingate by Wyndham – Tinley Park
    18421 North Creek Drive

    WoodSpring Suites – Tinley Park
    18636 West Creek Drive

    Hilton Garden Inn Chicago / Tinley Park
    18335 LaGrange Road