An important part of RTM’s company culture is a focus on internal team bonding, which can involve participating in a variety of activities. Recently, RTM team members volunteered to help fight hunger with the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
In an effort to give back to their community, RTM staffers assisted with the sorting and repacking of bulk food donations into individual and family-sized quantities to be distributed to those in need.
“We are honored and humbled to be a part of this organization’s mission to end hunger in our community,” said RTM CEO Tony Mirchandani. “With our assistance and support, we hope to make a powerful difference to the lives of those who go hungry every day.”
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is able to distribute 67 million pounds of food, which equals about 154,000 meals every day throughout Cook County. RTM team members helped other volunteers in inspecting, sorting, repacking and labeling food items for distribution to pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and various programs that address the root causes of hunger.
About 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 650 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 67 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 154,000 meals every day. For more information, visit www.chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.