SOURCE: Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality

Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality

August 09, 2011 20:31 ET

Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality Donates 5,000 Picnic Lunches to Chicago Students

Chartwells-Thompson Supports CPS Back to School Program

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - On August 5th, Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, the major food provider for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), donated 5,000 picnic lunches at a back-to-school rally organized by the CPS Safe Haven program and held at Ogden Park. The Safe Haven, Safe Summer program is a partnership that was forged in 2011 between CPS and the faith-based community which builds on strategies aimed at providing children with a safe and active environment during the summer. The rally is part of the district's comprehensive back-to-school campaign to promote strong attendance during the 2011-2012 school year.

Chartwells-Thompson has donated thousands of free lunches in the past for students participating in the Safe Haven programs. Through the program, students from kindergarten through 12th grade have a place to go when Chicago Public Schools is not in session. "We are very pleased support CPS' back-to-school efforts and this rally in particular," said Bob Bloomer, regional vice president for Chartwells-Thompson. "This is a great way to ensure that students and their families are ready to start the new school year."

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 Thompson Hospitality
With over 2,500 employees, Thompson Hospitality is one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the United States and the largest minority-owned foodservice company in the world. For more information about Thompson Hospitality, visit

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  • Jean Saunders
    Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality
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