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More Ways to Give This Holiday Season

By Rob Christopher in Food on Dec 9, 2009 4:40PM

photo by maaco
We hope to see a ton of you tomorrow night, canned goods in hand for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. But the great thing about giving is that you more you give, the better it feels. Especially when you get a little back in return.

  • Now through December 31, bring a non-perishable item for the Chicago Food Depository to the Gene Siskel Film Center and enjoy 2-for-1 admission. And as we told you earlier, there's a whole lot worth seeing at the Siskel this month. So, that means 2 for $10/general admission, 2 for $7/students (current I.D. required), and 2 for $5/Film Center members (member card required). By all means, catch Antonio Gaudí on the big screen while you can.
  • Wilde Bar & Restaurant at 3130 N. Broadway is holding a Toy Drive in partnership with The Chicago Police Dept. 23rd Precinct Children's Charity. Bring your toys to the restaurant between 3-5pm this Saturday and Sunday. Even better, Wilde will give $5 to the Lakeview Food Pantry for each toy collected. The establishment has a fireplace seating area that's quite cozy; and take it from us, the mac & cheese and fish & chips are both scrumptious.
  • This Saturday, bring your pet to St. Luke Church at 1500 W. Belmont for A Jazz Nativity benefiting the Lakeview Food Pantry and The Anti-Cruelty Society. A Holiday Bazaar of gift shopping runs from 3-4pm before the Jazz Nativity itself at 5. The show features several top-flight musicians, including Stew Miller, Bobby Schiff, and Gayle Bisesi. After the show you can learn more about adoptable pets.

Now we'd like to hear from you. Use the comments section to fill us in on other ways we can help spread holiday cheer to those in need.