RMHC-CNI celebrated its 16th Annual Food Checkout Day where leaders from Cook County Farm Bureau presented over two tons of food, monetary donations, and several pounds of pop tabs.
The morning started with a ‘supermarket sweep’ style competition hosted by our good friends at Jewel-Osco. Lou Canellis from FOX 32 Chicago teamed up with Chicago White Sox, Southpaw. Dionne Miller from ABC 7 partnered with Chicago Bulls, Benny The Bull, and our very own CEO, Holly Buckendahl, teamed up with Chicago Blackhawks, Tommy Hawk, to collect items for all five of our Chicagoland Ronald McDonald Houses.
After the shopping spree, members from Cook County Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial hosted a delicious lunch for families staying at Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s. Cook County Farm Bureau then headed down to the Jewel-Osco in Oak Lawn where the Oak Lawn Fire and Police Departments competed in a second supermarket competition to collect even more items for our families.