March 15, 2021
Last month, Abbott and the Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement combined efforts - in honor of Black History Month - to address hunger and the economic downturn. This multi-pronged event delivered 1.5 weeks of fresh food to 600 families of four or approximately 2400 individuals. Abbott and Rush volunteers distributed food and PPE kits to residents across the West and South Side Chicago Communities. Read more about Rush’s Employee Volunteer Program.
Distribution Locations on the West and Southside included:
- Something Good in Englewood - food drive served 300 families.
- KIPP Blum College Prep - food drive served 30 families.
- Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church - food drive served 150 families.
- Melody Elementary School - food drive serving 15 families.
- Heffernan Elementary School - food drive served 15 families.
- YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago - food drive served 20 families.
- Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy - food drive served 10 families.
- North Lawndale Employment Network - food drive served 60 families.