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The 2019 Chicago Auto Show Supports A Safe Haven Foundation and Nation’s largest Canned Food Drive To Help Drive Out Hunger & Homelessness

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Contact: Neli Vazquez Rowland

President
A Safe Haven
Office: (773) 435-8355
Email: media@ASafeHaven.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2019 Chicago Auto Show
Supports A Safe Haven Foundation and Nation’s largest Canned Food Drive To Help Drive Out Hunger & Homelessness

Chicago, IL, February 12, 2019 –A Safe Haven Foundation is proud to be the exclusive beneficiary of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show and the Canned Food Drive taking place February 13-15, 2019. On those dates guests who bring three or more cans of food to the Chicago Auto Show will receive a coupon for $6 off adult admission.

A Safe Haven Foundation has been grateful to collect more than 10 tons of canned goods and non-perishables over the years from Chicago Auto Show guests. The food is donated to A Safe Haven’s Culinary Arts and Food Service Job Training Program which serves more than 500,000 meals for A Safe Haven’s homeless residents throughout the year. The donations are also distributed directly from A Safe Haven’s Food Pantry serving over 22,000 individuals and families a year in Chicago communities experiencing poverty and hunger.

“We are privileged to be a part of one of Chicago’s and the Auto Industry’s most prestigious and anticipated annual events - the Chicago Auto Show. While food insecurity affects one in six Americans, disturbingly, that rate is doubled in the neighborhoods A Safe Haven serves. Living in hunger is a devastating reality for many children and families in our community. As such, we are so grateful to the Chicago Auto Show for partnering with us and to the generous people of Chicago who understand the importance of our work and have consistently supported this impactful tradition for 22 years in a row! Together we are making a huge dent on hunger and homelessness long-term,” said A Safe Haven President and Co-Founder, Neli Vazquez Rowland.

"Over the past 22 years the Chicago Auto Show has collected more than 300,000 pounds of food for A Safe Haven and we believe that the food drive is a vital element of the work we do each year in putting on the Auto Show in this great community," said Dave Sloan, General Manager of the Chicago Auto Show.

(Please check all expiration dates on your canned-food contributions.)

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About A Safe Haven
A Safe Haven is a 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise innovative private/public model designed to help people aspire, transform and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose.  A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic, scalable mode.  A Safe Haven’s visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities. For more information please visit: www.ASafeHaven.org.

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