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Local food banks feel loss from Dominick's store closures

The Dominick's store at 63rd Steet and Route 83 in Willowbrook is one of 72 stores in the Chicago area scheduled to close by early 2014.  |  Sandy Illian Bosch~Sun-TImes Media
The Dominick's store at 63rd Steet and Route 83 in Willowbrook is one of 72 stores in the Chicago area scheduled to close by early 2014. | Sandy Illian Bosch~Sun-TImes Media

Now that Dominick's stores have closed throughout the Chicago area, local food banks are feeling the loss as the grocery chain was formerly a donor to area food pantries. According to CBS Chicago:

The loss of dozens of Dominick’s stores in the Chicago area has proved to be a mixed blessing for local food banks.

WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, on one hand, organizations that feed the hungry benefitted from the donation of two truckloads of food and household products left over after most of the remaining Dominick’s stores closed last month.

On the other hand, Dominick’s had been a major benefactor to food banks, and will no longer be providing donations to an annual effort to fight hunger, once every Dominick’s grocery closes for good.

[Read the full story on CBS Chicago.]

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