Photos: WGN, NewsNation volunteer on behalf of Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring

WGN Radio, WGN-TV and NewsNation partnered collectively for the twenty sixth annual Nexstar Founder’s Day of Caring, a chosen day to volunteer throughout the company.

The crew packed meals and assembled bins over two periods at Greater Chicago Food Depository (4100 W. Ann Lurie Place in Chicago) and donated blood at a Vitalant Blood Drive.

The following is a breakdown of the crew’s volunteer efforts:

  • Morning shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository assembled 128 bins of apples which equals 5,770 kilos and makes 4,808 meals. Each volunteer made 267 meals.
  • Afternoon shift volunteers at Greater Chicago Food Depository assembled 102 bins of apples which equals 4,023 kilos and makes 3,352 meals. Each volunteer made 223 meals.
  • Through a digital meals drive, staff have to this point raised $1,560 in financial donations to Greater Chicago Food Depository. That money supplies 4,680 meals to feed Chicagoland’s hungry. Every $1 donated may help present three meals. To donate to Greater Chicago Food Depository, go to
  • At the Vitalant Blood Drive, 42 items of blood have been donated and 126 lives saved.

Photo Gallery 1 – Morning Shift Volunteers

Photo Gallery 2 – Afternoon Shift Volunteers:

Photo Gallery 3 – Vitalant Blood Drive

Learn extra about Greater Chicago Food Depository and Vitalant by means of their web sites:

Photos courtesy of Diana Dionisio (WGN-TV) and Mike Piff (WGN Radio)

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