Cooper Hong Inc. Announces Donation to Northern Illinois Food Bank
- Posted on Nov 16, 2010 in CHI News
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010) – Cooper Hong Inc., or CHI, an integrated marketing communications and public relations agency based in St. Charles, Ill., today announced that it facilitated the donation of $1,225 and 286 pounds of non-perishable food items to Northern Illinois Food Bank, a non-profit organization that provides food to people in need through its 665 partner agencies in 13 counties in Illinois.
The donation to the Northern Illinois Food Bank is the result of a food and funds drive CHI held in conjunction with its open house reception on Thursday, Nov. 11. CHI hosted the event to thank clients, supplier-partners and friends in the community for their business and support this year. Guests were encouraged to make a donation to help hard-working but less fortunate members of the community who are in need of food.
“Even as we see signs of economic improvement, it’s still a very tough time for non-profit groups and those they serve. CHI is proud to lend its support to Northern Illinois Food Bank to help narrow the gap between poverty and prosperity in our community,” said Jane Cooper, president of CHI. “We are also extremely grateful to the more than 50 clients, vendors, business colleagues and other friends from the community for the very generous donations they made during our open house.”
“The need for food and funds is great,” said Jarrod Daab, senior development officer of Northern Illinois Food Bank. “The $500 direct contribution from Cooper Hong Inc., plus the $725 collected from their clients and friends, will provide meals for 7,500 people. It is with the help of individuals and businesses like CHI that Northern Illinois Food Bank is able to serve more than 61,600 people each week.”
In addition to the food drive for Northern Illinois Food Bank, CHI supports a variety of local organizations and charities in the Fox Valley area throughout the year on a reduced fee, volunteer or pro bono basis, including Lazarus House, Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley and The Norris Cultural Arts Center.
Headquartered in St. Charles, Ill., Northern Illinois Food Bank distributes more than three million pounds of food each month. The non-profit organization provides food assistance through a network of member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other feeding sites in Kane, DuPage and 11 other counties in northern Illinois. Each year, more than 500,000 different people receive food assistance from the organization. Northern Illinois Food Bank was nationally recognized as the 2010 Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. The Food Bank recently launched a capital campaign to build a new food distribution and community nutrition center to handle more food more efficiently to meet the increasing demand. For more information, please visit www.northernilfoodbank.org.
Jane Cooper, president of Cooper Hong Inc. (left), presents a check for $500 to Jarrod Daab, senior development officer of Northern Illinois Food Bank (right), during an open house reception on Thursday, Nov. 11. Cooper Hong Inc. facilitated a total donation of $1,225 and 286 pounds of non-perishable food items to Northern Illinois Food Bank. The financial contribution alone will provide meals for 7,500 people.