The magic and wonder of Disney can bring happiness to families. But some families need more than Disney fantasy to make their lives better. On Wednesday, September 11 Disney On Ice is inviting Chicago area fans to help feed hungry neighbors with donations to Marillac Food Pantry.
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 September 11-15 at Chicago’s United Center. Easy, pull-up donation drop-off will be available on the south side of Adams, just west of Francisco, Marillac Social Center, 212 S. Francisco Avenue.
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 poverty rate in the communities served by Marillac averages over 30 percent, and in East Garfield and North Lawndale, it’s closer to 45 percent. The Food Pantry at Marillac currently serves an average of more than 1,000 families every month, and demand continues to grow. For additional information, visit www.marillachouse.org.
Disney On Ice calls Chicago’s West Side home, twice each year, with a combined three weeks of performances at the United Center, and its producer, Feld Entertainment, maintains a year-round office in the city. For more information or to buy tickets to the September 11-15 United Center performances of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, log on to www.disneyonice.com or call (800) 745-3000. You can also visit Disney On Ice on Facebook or YouTube.