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Columbia College Chicago Holiday Tradition Continues

Join WCRX-FM Tuesday December 5, 2017 for our 15th Annual Holly Jolly Food Drive.  The LIVE Broadcast celebrates the season with visits from Chicago performers, celebrities and dignitaries all for a great cause, bringing meals to those in need.

Since 2002 Columbia College Chicago students, alumni, faculty and staff have helped raise over 45 thousand dollars and over 3 tons of non-perishable food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Everyday the organization distributes 160,000 meals and works with more than 700 partner agencies and programs including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.  Our collective efforts have fed thousands of people during the holiday season.

Stop by our live broadcast and donate a non-perishable food item or a canned good, bid on our auction items from supporting local businesses and celebrate the holiday season.

If you or your organization that would like to partner with WCRX-FM to help feed those in need, contact the station advisor Matt Cunningham at MCunningham@colum.edu, bring a food donation to the station or mail a check to Greater Chicago Food Depository to WCRX Holly Jolly, 33 East Congress, Chicago 60605.

Happy Holidays!


The Reason for the Season, Holly Jolly Trolley Food Drive

It is estimated there are nearly 900,000 families in the Chicago metro area sturggling to find their next meal.  In Chicago, the rate of food insecurity is more than 20 percent.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Meaghan Farno joins us to kick off the day and share how you can help. 


Bob Dolgin is the Director of Communications with the Great Chicago Food Depository.  He joins us to remind us of the Reason for the season. 

A Message from the President

Dr. Warrick L. Carter, President of Columbia College Chicago stopped by the Holly Jolly Trolley food drive to bring a gift for the Greater Chicago Food Depository and to talk about the role of the college and the responsibility of the students to participate in the community in which you live.