Black Women’s Expo Holds Food Drive for The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division

Black Women's ExpoThe continuing high unemployment and the weakened economy are taking a heavy toll on many families and individuals in the Greater Chicago area, as elsewhere in the country. At the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division, which serves people in need in the Greater Chicago area, Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana, requests for all types of assistance— especially assistance with groceries—have skyrocketed.The Black Women’s Expo, to be held July 30-August 1 at McCormick Place West, is helping The Salvation Army stock its food pantries with non-perishable food. Attendees will be contributing non-perishable food items – such as peanut butter, canned goods, and cereal – to the Army to help feed the hungry people in Chicago and the suburbs. For their good deeds, attendees will receive a discount on the cost of their admission to the Expo.