Disney On Ice is promoting the National Day of Service on Sept. 11, 2013, according to a media announcement from Feld Entertainment. Chicago area fans are invited to participate in the drive to help feed hungry neighbors for a chance to meet some of the show's stars and an opportunity to win free tickets to Disney On Ice.
Disney On Ice will take donations to the Marillac Food Pantry on Wed., Sept. 11 (10:30-11:30 a.m.). Disney On Ice stars will be accepting non-perishable food donations at the Marillac Social Center, 212 S. Francisco Ave., Chicago, Ill..
Feld Entertainment will be accepting donations for an hour, but it could pay to arrive early, as the free tickets will be awarded to the first 100 grocery bags of non-perishable groceries to be donated. Contributors will not even have to get out of their cars, as easy, pull-up donation drop-off will be available on the south side of Adams, just west of Francisco.
For each of the first 100 standard-size grocery bags of food received, up to a total of six bags per donor, Feld Entertainment will provide a free ticket to Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, appearing Sept. 11-15 at Chicago’s United Center.
Marillac Food Pantry is among the highest-demand food pantries in Chicago. The Food Pantry at Marillac serves the city’s West Side “food desert” where, according to a Greater Chicago Food Depository study, more than 50,000 residents are food insecure. The communities served by Marillac have a poverty rate that averages over 30 percent which is higher in East Garfield and North Lawndale, where it is closer to 45 percent. The Food Pantry at Marillac currently serves an average of more than 1,000 families every month, and the demand is growing.
Disney On Ice calls Chicago’s West Side home, twice each year, with a combined three weeks of performances at the United Center. The show's producer, Feld Entertainment, maintains a Chicago office year-round.
The Disney on Ice show, celebrating 100 Years of Magic, runs Sept. 11-15 at United Center in Chicago.