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Homewood’s Carl Buddig & Company donates to Greater Chicago Food Depository

Carl Buddig & Company, a Homewood-based business, is donating more than 250,000 pounds of chicken and pork products to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The donation of animal protein is valued at $650,000 and is in high demand at food banks because it is donated much less frequently than other foods, according to Sheila Creghin, vice president of operations at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 

“We are thankful to Carl Buddig & Company for the ‘Share A Lunch’ partnership, which is resulting in more food for our neighbors in need and heightened awareness of hunger across our community,” she said.
Buddig asks customers to use the hashtag #ShareALunch this week on social media. For every lunch photo posted with the hashtag, Buddig will also donate one package of lunchmeat to the Food Depository.
“Giving back to the community is a company value,” said Tom Buddig, executive vice president of marketing at Carl Buddig & Company. “The ‘Share A Lunch’ program has been a very successful way to directly provide what the food banks need most, while also raising awareness of hunger nationwide.”
In addition to the food donations, the Buddig family and company employees are volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to repackage bulk food so it can be easily distributed to individuals and families.
Buddig, a family-owned company, produces Buddig lunchmeat; Old Wisconsin® hardwood-smoked sausage and snack products; and CBQ pre-cooked ribs and barbecue entrees.

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