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Curtis Granderson's Grand Giving, Mariano's events help feed Chicagoans in need

Curtis Granderson's Grand Giving, Mariano's events help feed Chicagoans in need

Chicago native and MLB veteran Curtis Granderson is giving back this holiday season.

Granderson hosted his Grand Giving Fundraiser in Chicago last week, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

It's the fourth year of the event in Chicago (where Granderson's parents still live) and the first in New York, where Granderson currently plays as a member of the New York Mets.

"The Grand Giving Fundraiser during this November Thanksgiving holiday season, we're trying to tackle the food insecure issues we have going on in Chicago and in New York," Granderson said. "Basically that means that people don't know where their next meal is coming from. In Chicago, it's one in five kids don't know where their next meal is coming from and one in five adults that don't know where their next meal is coming from."

All proceeds from Grand Giving Chicago benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Chicagoans also donated to the cause while shopping at Mariano's, pledging $1, $5, $10 or more at registers during check-out to help feed Chicagoans in need.

For more info on how you can join Granderson in giving back to Chicago click here:http://www.grandgiving.org/chicago