The futures community has raised more than
over five years as a part of the FIA Futures Cares charity drive benefiting
the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The derivatives community has raised more than $1,700,000 over five years as a part of the FIA Futures Cares charity drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.The Greater Chicago Food Depository's partnership with the city's financial exchanges and the futures industry dates back more than 20 years through food drives, corporate donations and volunteering. In 2008, the FIA approached the Food Depository to be the beneficiary of the capstone event for their annual Futures & Options Expo in Chicago. The FIA Futures Cares Charity Dinner began in 2008 and in its first three years sold out and raised over $800,000 in ticket sales. However, the sit-down dinner became a little stale. In 2011, the Food Depository and FIA pictured a large, open-format tasting event that would allow more networking for the participants, and more ticket sales resulting in assistance for Chicago's hungry. Enter the Chicago Private Dining Steakhouse Group, an incredible collection of Chicago's top steakhouses, and the Great Chicago Steak Out was born.
Visit www.chicagosfoodbank.org for more information on GCFD.