SOURCE: Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality

Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality

August 30, 2011 15:05 ET

Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality Donates $30,000 in School Supplies for Chicago Children

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, the major school meals provider for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), has donated 2,700 school supplies kits, valued at more than $30,000, to Chicago children. This year's donation marks the 11th year that Chartwells-Thompson has supported CPS' back-to-school efforts.

Bob Bloomer, Regional Vice President for Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, joined State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Kelly Cassidy and Alderman Harry Osterman at the Care for Real office on August 23rd to collect school supplies for Chicago children. The school supplies kits were distributed to children in the Edgewater community on Thursday, August 25th at the Care for Real location at 5341 N. Sheridan and at the 48th Ward Service Office, 5533 North Broadway.

"We know that back to school is a busy and exciting time for Chicago families and how important it is for students to be equipped with school supplies," said Bloomer, "We are pleased to support Care for Real in their efforts to ensure that students in this community can return to school, ready to learn, with new school supplies."

About Chartwells School Dining Services
Chartwells, a division of Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, provides dining services for over 550 public school districts and private schools, comprising over 6,000 separate elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. For more information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit

About Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality
Chartwells partners with Thompson Hospitality at CPS. With more than 2,500 employees, Thompson Hospitality is one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the world. For more information about Thompson Hospitality, visit

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  • Jean Saunders
    Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality
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