The AGB Foundation is pleased to partner with the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation for another Free Food Pop Up and Vax event! Attendees will receive fresh fruits and vegetables and can also get COVID vaccines at the event, which starts at 10 am on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. The AGB Foundation will host a backpack giveaway, donating sturdy backpacks in bright colors for elementary school children and 20-piece school supply kits. This event is open to the public and will be held in the Save a Lot parking lot at 7938 S. Halsted St. in Chicago.
Our Summer Business Interns collaborated with the GAGDC previously to pass out more than 200 backpacks stuffed with school supplies and PPE materials in time for the new school year!
This community partnership aligns with the AGB Foundation’s culture of giving and our mission to pay it forward in our own backyard of Englewood and other underserved areas of Chicago. We are committed to disrupting the cycle of poverty in black and brown communities, and we believe that education is the key to achieving our goal.
Teaming with the GAGDC allows us to expand our reach across and beyond their service area of Auburn Gresham, Englewood, and West Chatham. It also allows our organizations to support one another and make a greater impact. We are proud to be a member of the GAGDC and stand with them in their efforts to promote economic development, health, safety, and sustainability on the far South side of Chicago.
The Free Food Pop Up and Vax event will be supported by AGB Foundation members and our marketing department. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with our backpack giveaway, please send an email to Venetta Coley. You are also welcome to support our work with a charitable donation!