Every Fall season, JBS Logistics joins forces with C.I.A.C.O (Chicago Italian American Charitable Organization) and turns it attention to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Extensive fund raising and outreach secures the money to purchase specific food items and food donations from generous manufactures and distributors in the Chicagoland area.
On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, hundreds of members, families and friends gather at the Renu facility in Glendale Heights to assemble the “Baskets Of Love”. Each box weighing over 60 lbs is assembled and distributed to families in need all over the Chicagoland area.
The event started in 1995 with the decision to forgo the 50 Turkeys given to our members and pass them on to those less fortunate. The need has grown steadily! 350 boxes were assembled in 2008. 500 boxes were assembled in 2009. This year, more than 600 boxes were assembled and distributed! JBS Logistics had the honor and privilege to help once again. On Friday November 17th, JBS refrigerated trucks picked up pallets of donated food items such as the 600 frozen turkeys, Pasta, Coffee, Ketchup Bottles, Rice Pudding / Gelatin products and more. JBS also provided several sections of roller conveyors for the actual assembly line.