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Cubs Charities to deliver more than 450 meals to local shelters in partnership with National Runaway Safeline

Meals will be distributed to more than 20 Local Shelters for the Thanksgiving Holiday

On Thursday, November 16, Cubs Charities will donate and deliver more than 450 Thanksgiving meals in partnership with the National Runaway Safeline made by Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville to more than 20 local shelters serving people experiencing homelessness across the greater Chicagoland area.

Cubs Charities, Cubs associates and National Runaway Safeline staff will be joined by Clark the Cub and other mascots from clubs across MLB, to help pack the meals for distribution.

WHAT: Cubs Charities Thanksgiving meal delivery in partnership with National Runaway Safeline

WHO: Cubs Charities, Cubs associates, Clark the Cub joined by other MLB mascots, Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville and National Runaway Safeline

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville at 3636 N. Clark Street


  • Jennifer Dedes-Nowak, Assistant Director of Cubs Charities
  • Susan Frankel, Executive Director of National Runaway Safeline

Video and photography are permitted. RSVP with interview requests to the media contact. 

For more information, please visit

About Cubs Charities

Cubs Charities is a nonprofit that mobilizes the power of sport to champion youth, families and communities. Cubs Charities’ work is focused on sports-based youth development and academic programming, investments in safe places to play and strategic grantmaking. Since 2009, Cubs Charities has invested more than $49 million in people, places and programs across Chicago. Cubs Charities is a leader among professional sports teams in its creation, execution and delivery of quality, sports-based youth development programming. Today, Cubs Charities’ portfolio includes programs that provide children and youth with skilled coaches, quality programming and safe and accessible places to play the game.

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