8 Communities, Thousands of Meals, 1 Great Cause

Uniting for the Holidays Addresses Food Insecurity This Holiday Season

Chicago, IL – November 7, 2022 - This holiday season, United Way of Metro Chicago, in partnership with local community organizations, will once again host Uniting for the Holidays, a festive, drive-through event supporting eight suburban communities from mid-November to mid-December. Thousands of families across the region will receive a meal and gifts that will brighten their holiday.

Meeting our neighbors’ most basic needs, such as food security, is a key part of United Way’s approach to building a stronger, more equitable region. Last year, more than 3,000 families received holiday meals and more than 1,500 toys, stuffed animals, books and wellness resources were distributed.

8 Communities, One Great Cause

Palatine - Wednesday, November 16

Naperville - Saturday, November 19

Harvey - Wednesday, December 7

Blue Island / Robbins - Thursday, December 8

Ford Heights / Chicago Heights - Friday, December 9

Elgin - Tuesday, December 13

Learn more about Uniting for the Holidays at LIVEUNITEDchicago.org/Uniting-Holidays.


About United Way of Metro Chicago
United Way of Metro Chicago brings together businesses, government, philanthropic, individual, and community leaders to deliver funding and resources to and amplify the expertise of nonprofit organizations across greater Chicago. We help individuals meet their basic needs and work alongside neighborhood partners to address local priorities and create communities where all people can thrive. United, we are building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region. To learn more, visit LIVEUNITEDchicago.org.

Media Contact:
United Way of Metro Chicago – Kris Adamik, 312-906-2291, kris.adamik@liveunitedchicago.org

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