Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported and joined us for April Food Day 2022!

April Food Day is United Way of Metro Chicago’s annual food collection event and awards luncheon that addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs, a region facing high levels of poverty and systemic education, health, and wealth inequities that were amplified by COVID-19.

Together, we collected 76,000 pounds of food and raised over $60,000 to meet basic needs and address food insecurity in the south-southwest region.

Learn more about April Food Day 2022.
View photos from the food collection and awards luncheon.


Mia Cross
Individual Leadership Award

Mi-Jack Products
Business Award

Thornton Township
Community Award


Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Welch has been a State Representative from the 7th District of Illinois since 2013. He was elected Speaker of the House in January 2021 after serving on several key committees, including chairman of the Executive Committee; and a member of Revenue, Cities and Villages, Counties and Townships, and Higher Education.

As chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, he led efforts to pass historic legislation like the four year map grant award and the AIM High Scholarship. He also served as co-chair of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Educational Success Transition committee.

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible. 2022 Event Sponsorship Form.
(as of 4/5/22)

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