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Concert ticket giveaway fuels Christmas food box-packing

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Gregory Thomas of Wilmette grabs a bag of potatoes as he volunteers Saturday in Elk Grove Village packing Christmas food boxes at the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Disaster Services Center. Volunteers Friday and Saturday packed 10,000 meal boxes to be distributed to families in need.

Marie Wilson | Staff Photographer

Ruthann Botica of Chicago adds pumpkin spice cappuccino packets to an assembly line of Christmas food boxes being packaged Saturday at the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Disaster Services Center in Elk Grove Village.

Marie Wilson | Staff Photographer

Dick Best of Wilmette seals a Christmas food box full of corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, yams, fresh potatoes, gravy and stuffing while volunteering Saturday at the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Disaster Services Center in Elk Grove Village.

Marie Wilson | Staff Photographer

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Volunteers from a youth group and a men's Bible study on Saturday finished a job started a day earlier by 100 alternative music fans working for concert tickets. The various groups of volunteers packed a total of 10,000 Christmas food boxes to be distributed to 17 Chicago area sites by the Salvation Army's Metropolitan Division.
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    • Gregory Thomas of Wilmette grabs a bag of potatoes as he volunteers Saturday in Elk Grove Village packing Christmas food boxes at the Salvation Army Metropolitan Divisionís Disaster Services Center. Volunteers Friday and Saturday packed 10,000 meal boxes to be distributed to families in need.
    • Ruthann Botica of Chicago adds pumpkin spice cappuccino packets to an assembly line of Christmas food boxes being packaged Saturday at the Salvation Army Metropolitan Divisionís Disaster Services Center in Elk Grove Village.
    • Dick Best of Wilmette seals a Christmas food box full of corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, yams, fresh potatoes, gravy and stuffing while volunteering Saturday at the Salvation Army Metropolitan Divisionís Disaster Services Center in Elk Grove Village.
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