CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2012) - Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, the major food provider for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), today donated 2500 picnic lunches at a back to school event organized by the CPS Safe Haven program. The 2012 Safe Haven, Safe Summer program is a partnership between CPS and the faith-based community, which builds on strategies aimed at providing children with a safe and active environment during the summer. Today's rally is part of CPS' comprehensive back-to-school campaign to promote strong attendance habits during the 2012-2013 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 to support CPS' back-to-school efforts and this rally in particular," said Travis Young, 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 6000 separate elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. For more information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit www.eatlearnlive.com.
About Thompson Hospitality
With over $410 million in revenue and 4000 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 www.thompsonhospitality.com.