Grand Giving is back in Chicago!
One Meal at a Time.
Curtis Granderson & the Grand Kids Foundation are committed to ending hunger in the Chicago metropolitan area, in partnership with Mariano's to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository & Northern Illinois Food Bank.
"Each and every one of us can knock hunger out of the park"
- NY Mets, Curtis Granderson
Current State of Food Insecurity
in Greater Chicago
Grand Giving Impact
Curtis Granderson + The Grand Kids Foundation are committed to ending hunger,
sharing the Greater Chicago Food Depository & Northern Illinois Food Bank's mission.
TO FIGHT HUNGER.
1 DOLLAR, 1 MEAL, 1 PERSON AT A TIME.
UNTIL THE DAY NO 1 GOES HUNGRY.
WHAT YOU DO MATTERS.
Ways to Give
Starting November 1, 2016 and running all month long, Chicagoans will have the opportunity
to support Grand Giving's mission to help solve the issue of food insecurity by shopping at any local:
CHECK OUT TO HELP OUT
Add a Grand Giving donation in
the amount of $1, $5, $10 or more
at any Mariano's register during check-out and help feed Chicagoans in need.
NIGHT OF GRAND GIVING DISCOUNT
Shop & donate to Grand Giving at any Mariano's between November 1 - 16
and receive a discount code to attend Granderson's Night of Giving Reception!
Share a selfie of your 'Check Out
To Help Out' experience using #GrandGivingChi for a chance to
win Mets/Cubs tickets in 2017 &
a Granderson meet-and-greet.
All proceeds from Grand Giving Chicago benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository
and Northern Illinois Food Bank.
What is Grand Giving?
Grand Giving is an annual hunger relief campaign hosted by New York Mets Curtis Granderson and the Grand Kids Foundation.
The month-long initiative hosted each November in Granderson's hometown of Chicago & New York raises awareness and engagement through its affiliation with grocery partners via the "Check Out to Help Out" program and Night of Grand Giving Celebrity Fundraiser.
Curtis Granderson + Grand Kids
New York Mets All-Star Outfielder and Chicago native, Curtis Granderson, is considered one of the most philanthropic athletes
in professional sports. The three-time MLB All Star is the Founder of the Grand Kids Foundation (est. 2007), Spokesperson for
The White House’s Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign as well as the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Drink Up (H20) initiative,
and serves as a Major League Baseball International Ambassador.
In 2012, Granderson made an initial donation of $5 Million to his alma mater – The University of Illinois at Chicago – for the development of Curtis Granderson Stadium at UIC. The University, Major League Baseball and its partners contributed additional funds for the
$15 Million project and state-of-the art facility, which serves Chicago’s inner-city youth. In this unrivaled partnership, Curtis and UIC
are committed to bringing America’s favorite past time to 20,000+ kids annually in the City of Chicago by providing experiences that
will aid in their mental and physical development.
In 2016, Granderson was the recipient of the esteemed Major League Baseball Roberto Clemente Award - given to the player that best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and team contribution. He was also awarded the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award for the second time in his professional career.
A Night of Grand Giving
Must be 21+ to attend. Please present valid ID at check-in.
Grand Giving Support
In its fourth year in Chicago, Grand Giving has become the largest growing fundraiser in the Chicago area.
The month-long giving campaign is complimented by a Night of Grand Giving Reception hosted by Curtis Granderson.