Northern Illinois Food Bank to host Annual Donor Appreciation Dinner

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The Faces of Hunger Will Surprise You, Saturday, March 31

ST. CHARLES—Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) will host its Eighth Annual Donor Appreciation Dinner—“The Faces of Hunger Will Surprise You”—Saturday, March, 31, at Bobak’s Signature Events at Seven Bridges, 6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, Ill. Jewel-Osco is the benefactor sponsor of this year’s event.

The black-tie-optional event begins at 5 p.m. with a private cocktail reception sponsored by Jewel-Osco. Dan Hampton, retired Chicago Bears defensive tackle and 2002 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will be joining this year’s attendees as a special celebrity guest before dinner. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails, networking, and the silent auction. Throughout the evening, NIFB will be honoring its top food and financial donors in the fight against hunger. The event includes an elegant meal, awards presentation, live music and dancing, and both silent and live auctions. State Rep. Jim Sacia, 89th District, will provide auctioneering during the live auction.

Individual tickets are $175 or $1,750 for a table of 10. Tickets are only available in advance by calling 630-443-6910 or visiting Tickets will not be sold at the door.

2007 Donor Honorees Include: George Weston Bakeries—New Donor of the Year; Woodward Governor Company—Donor Hall of Fame Inductee; Jewel-Osco—Donor of the Year; BP—Horizon Award Winner.

Proceeds benefit NIFB and its efforts to fight hunger in 13 northern Illinois counties. People unable to attend are invited to send donations to help hungry neighbors in northern Illinois by calling NIFB at 630.443.6910 or visiting

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of America’s Second Harvest—The Nation’s Food Bank Network, acquires donated food from retailers, manufacturers, corporations, and community resources and distributes it through its network of more than 520 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other nonprofit food assistance sites to help the 275,008 people living in poverty in 13 northern Illinois counties including Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago counties. Northern Illinois Food Bank has been committed to helping feed hungry people for more than 20 years. For more information about NIFB, call 630-443-6910 or visit

from the March 21-28, 2007, issue

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