NAC to Celebrate 75th Anniversary by Helping the Greater Chicago Food Depository End Hunger

| April 17, 2019

To help celebrate its 75th Anniversary year, The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is bringing increased attention to ending hunger through the work of the Greater Chicago Food Depository in 2019. There will be various opportunities for the members of NAC to support this worthy cause in commemoration of our home city of Chicago during our milestone anniversary.

It’s fast and easy to contribute, simply follow this link to either do a virtual shop or make a direct cash donation to the NAC 75 Food Drive Campaign:

According to the Food Depository, nearly 800,000 people are unsure of their next meal and every $1 donated can help provide 3 meals. The NAC goal will be to provide 30,000 ($10,000) meals during the campaign. One hundred percent of your contribution will go toward purchasing food for the hungry. Together, we can help end hunger starting with our own back yard.

There are also plans being made to feature the Food Depository through engagement at the 2019 NAC Concession and Hospitality Expo, coming home to Chicago on July 30- August 2 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel.

About the Greater Chicago Food Depository:
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed more than 69 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 159,000 meals every day. For more information, visit or call 773-247-FOOD.

About NAC: The National Association of Concessionaires, founded in 1944, is the trade association for the recreation and leisure-time food and beverage concessions industry. Members are comprised of the owners and operators of facilities such as: Movie Theatres, Stadiums & Arenas, Zoos & Aquariums, Colleges & Universities, Foodservice Contractors, Park & Recreation Departments, Amusement Parks & Family Entertainment Centers, Ice and Roller Skating Rinks, Racetracks, Bowling Centers, Outdoor facilities, Convention centers and Performing Arts Centers. Our members also are the companies that provide products and services to these facilities, including: Suppliers, Equipment Manufacturers, Popcorn Processors, Jobber Distributors, Consultants and Brokers.

For more information:
Chris Dammann
Director of Communications

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