XEX Hair Gallery hosts Fifth Annual Holiday Benefit for Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository

November 6, 2009

XEX Hair Gallery is excited to announce its fifth annual holiday benefit on Friday, December 18, 2009, at the Hard Rock Cafe, 63 West Ontario Street, Chicago, at 9:00 pm.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository's efforts to feed Chicago and America's hungry. Festivities include live music by The Gunshy, Ever So Jake, The Furrells and Seeking Wonderland, as well as a silent auction, raffles and door prizes.

Feeding America is the largest charitable hunger-relief organization in the country and a close neighbor to XEX Hair Gallery, which is located just across State Street, in the Leo Burnett Building.

Feeding America helps feed more than 25 million Americans each year. It is able to provide approximately seven meals for every dollar in donation it receives.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago's member of Feeding America. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 600 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 500,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 58 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 119,000 meals every day.

"As a member of the local community, we feel that part of our responsibility is to help others as much as possible." said David Perry, co-owner of XEX. "Since Gary Mattiazzi and I started XEX five years ago, we have celebrated the season with a party to thank those who have helped us succeed. We have been fortunate to see the event grow and see so many people excited to contribute to these amazing organizations."

XEX has provide over 238,000 plates of food for Feeding America throughout its five years of contributing. Aside from their efforts with the holiday benefit, XEX donates a portion of its proceeds from services all year long to Feeding America. A community page exists on their web site to allow clients to monitor the amount donated on a regular basis.

All are encouraged to join XEX, Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository at the Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., on Friday, December 18th at 9:00 pm. It will be a great event with live music, a silent auction and raffles. The benefit will feature live music by Seeking Wonderland, The Furrells, Ever So Jake and The Gunshy. Tickets for the event are available for a minimum donation of $10, though a larger donation is welcome and appreciated. Tickets can be purchased at XEX, 35 West Wacker Drive in the Leo Burnett Building or online at www.xexchicago.com/holiday09.


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About Feeding America

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.