News & Events

Chicago Auto Show Helps Feed Area Hungry

Hunger is a year-round problem that needs year-round attention, and for the past 15 years the organizers of the Chicago Auto Show have helped stock the shelves of those in need of food with a special discount admission promotion. This year, those who bring three cans of food Wednesday, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 19 will receive a $4 discount off the regular full admission price of admission. Food donations will be distributed by the Safe Haven Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting people in crisis and transition.

"At the 2009 show, we were fortunate to collect more than 10 tons of food that helped a lot of people," said Kevin Mize, chairman of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and co-chairman of the show. "The only thing better would be if we could double it-and we'd love to!"

This year, more than 40 Chrysler, Jeep(r), Dodge and Ram Truck brand dealerships in the Chicagoland area have assisted the drive by collecting canned food donations beginning February 1.

"Chrysler is dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work," said Lewis Scott, director of Chrysler's Midwest Business Center. "We are so proud to continue our partnership with A Safe Haven Foundation and the great work they do every day to feed the people of Chicago and, most recently, the victims of the earthquakes in Haiti."

The Safe Haven Foundation recently opened its arms to refugees of the terrible earthquake in Haiti. More than 240 Haitian evacuees have been served by the organization since the earthquake in addition to the daily service to Chicago's homeless.

"It is an incredible opportunity to once again partner with the American icon automaker Chrysler Group LLC," said Neli Vazquez-Rowland, President of A Safe Haven Foundation. "We're happy to raise awareness and support for those experiencing homelessness from the earthquake in Haiti and for Americans who have fallen victim of the economy as they embark on their path to self-sufficiency through an integrated, community-based 'continuum of care' here at A Safe Haven."

Since its inception, more than 300,000 pounds of food have been collected at the Chicago Auto Show. The nation's biggest auto show runs through Feb. 21 at McCormick Place. Show hours are 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily except Feb. 21, when the show closes at 8 p.m.  For a full schedule and show information, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com.

Back to News

Follow Us Socially Using #CAS15

Blog

More

Thursday, February, 26, 2015

Top 5 Epic Social Media Moments of #CAS15

While there were many “epic” (as we say in Chicago) memories of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, here are a ...

Friday, February, 20, 2015

And That's a Wrap for Chicago Auto Show Interns

Each year, the Chicago Auto Show interviews and selects students from Bradley University in Peoria to serve as ...

Friday, February, 20, 2015

Kia Puts the B.R.A.K.E.S. On

Walking through the Chicago Auto Show many driving simulators are featured throughout the show room floor. ...

Friday, February, 20, 2015

More Than an Auto Show

Bike, riding, scrapbooking, traveling, baking….I have many hobbies, but cars is not one of them. So as you ...

Thursday, February, 19, 2015

Throw Back Thursday: Alfa Romeo

While many of the displays found at the Chicago Auto Show focus on future of the automotive industry, Alfa Romeo ...

Thursday, February, 19, 2015

Land Rover Takes Attendees Around the World

Visitors to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show can journey around the world when they visit Land Rover’s display at ...

Thursday, February, 19, 2015

Lexus Concept Bike Perfect Topper

The Lexus display at this year’s Chicago Auto Show is all about fluid motion – and not just for our ...

Thursday, February, 19, 2015

Chevrolet Believes the Possibilities are Endless

Chevrolet wants to make a difference for the future of the world with their “Possibilities Project.” It ...

Thursday, February, 19, 2015

By Infiniti and Beyond

The future of car prototype creation sits inside the Infiniti lounge at this year’s show. The possibilities ...

Thursday, February, 19, 2015

Honda's Power of Dreams

Honda’s “Racing Experience” exhibit celebrates 50 years of racing heritage at the 2015 Chicago ...

More

2/26/2015 5:02:22 PM

Top 5 Epic Social Media Moments of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show: http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/auto-show-blog/top-5-epic-social-media-moments-of-cas15/

2/26/2015 1:32:48 PM

#ThrowbackThursday to Thursday of last week at the Chicago Auto Show! Who wishes we could rewind one week

2/25/2015 6:36:02 PM

Photos of the 2016 #Mercedes #AMG #GT in case you couldn't make it to the The Chicago Auto Show last week.?

2/25/2015 2:40:22 PM

Best of Show. Direct from The Chicago Auto Show press release...

2/25/2015 2:38:37 PM

Best of Show. Direct from The Chicago Auto Show press release...

2/25/2015 2:38:19 PM

#Automotive Industry Expert and DRIVEN President, Mike Caudill, took the spotlight on Fox And Friends / Fox News to highlight impressive innovations at The Chicago Auto Show. From Ram Trucks, Cadillac, Ford Motor Company (including Google Glass-Ambulance integration), KIA to Mitsubishi USA. #CAS15

2/25/2015 2:19:18 PM

Last week we asked #CAS15 fans what their definition of a crossover vehicle was...http://bit.ly/1AdKGD1 #CASOverheard

2/25/2015 12:56:36 PM

The Best Green Vehicle award for Chicago Auto Show's Best in Show goes to...the BMW i8! (photo courtesy of ABC 7 Chicago

2/25/2015 11:29:08 AM

Whoa - check out the "Camp Jeep" that Jeep built for fans to ride around the The Chicago Auto Show

2/25/2015 11:05:59 AM

Camp Jeep had fans lining up at the The Chicago Auto Show. Watch them get a taste of what the original 4x4 can do

More

2/26/2015 5:09:30 PM

Check out @ChiAutoShow s Wrap Up press release. #Chicago #CAS15 http://t.co/Gv2s8ImbtF

2/26/2015 5:03:03 PM

Top 5 #epic social media moments of #CAS15: http://t.co/gRBp3xrpSS

2/26/2015 4:23:32 PM

RT @miniofportland: RT @MINIUSA: Ride the mountain. Visit #MINI at @ChiAutoShow for a chance to win 2 tickets to @BeMilesAhead. #CAS15 http…

2/26/2015 4:20:59 PM

RT @miniofportland: RT @MINIUSA: Ride the mountain. Visit #MINI at @ChiAutoShow for a chance to win 2 tickets to @BeMilesAhead. #CAS15 http…

2/26/2015 4:10:00 PM

#Chevy shows off new vehicle designs @ChiAutoShow, like the #ChevySilverado & #ChevyEquinox: http://t.co/b16CuTFlUq via @detroitnews

2/26/2015 3:45:05 PM

Faces of ACDelco @tstallone14 went to the @ChiAutoShow & saw just how far automotive technology has come. #ACDelco http://t.co/hNalQ2dhVz

2/26/2015 3:25:39 PM

RT @ChevyTrucks: Nothing beats a black Chevy. The 2015 #Silverado Midnight Edition takes it to a whole new level. #CAS15 #FindNewRoads http…

2/26/2015 3:25:34 PM

@ChiAutoShow Thank You from #TeamChevy Until Next Year. #NewYorkCity I give you the #CrushBrothers @dylanstuckey ^NW http://t.co/I9gR80xHMJ

2/26/2015 3:23:14 PM

@ChiAutoShow Thank You from #TeamChevy Until Next Year. #NewYorkCity I give you the #CrushBrothers @dylanstuckey ^NW http://t.co/CmZvfI7hsM

2/26/2015 2:57:50 PM

RT @chevrolet: America’s most popular sports car is turning heads at #CAS15. #Camaro #FindNewRoads http://t.co/emd7mqnHrr