Last week, HSAwareness joined volunteers from Columbia College Chicago and Nokia to help the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) repack some of its donated and purchased food for distribution to local pantries and shelters. HSA’s team members were tasked with unpacking and portioning a large shipment of cornflakes that had arrived at the GCFD headquarters at 42nd & Pulaski.
After being unloaded from bulk containers by Craig Phillips and Brenton Schrader, HSA’s Jason Klein, Josephine Thomas, and Rose Colovos (seen above) worked feverishly to bag the shipment of cornflakes, which was then carefully weighed into 8 ounce portions by Wanda Melendez and Minerva Martinez (below).
The HSAwareness team, as well as volunteers from Columbia College Chicago, were able to successfully pack 1,812 bags of corn flakes to be distributed to 650 pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters across Cook County. We are very grateful to all of the team members that chose to take time out of their busy days to participate, and we look forward to more community outreach opportunities this year.
HSAwareness is the social outreach arm of HSA Commercial Real Estate, which was created to encourage generosity and volunteerism among our team members and other stakeholders. In its inaugural event last December, HSAwareness organized a food drive that raised 688 pounds of non-perishable food and $1,640 which provided over 7,013 meals to families throughout Chicago.