Anthony Robbins Feeds Chicago Families in Need

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Unleash The Power Within® Event Sets Goal of Providing Over 50,000 Meals

Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins' philosophy is "The secret to living is giving."

World-renowned speaker, author and peak performance strategist Anthony Robbins has partnered with the nonprofit group the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help feed local families in need.

Unleash The Power Within®, Anthony Robbins’ cornerstone event is coming to Chicago, Illinois, July 14-17, 2011. For every ticket sold to the event, the Anthony Robbins Foundation will provide 18 meals to local families through a monetary donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository with a goal of providing over 50,000 meals through this fundraising effort. Anthony Robbins’ philosophy is “The secret to living is giving.” He believes, “There is an unbelievable gift in life when you can step out of yourself and help someone else. The partnership with Greater Chicago Food Depository gives people an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families in need, while making a difference in their own lives at the same time.”

What began nearly 30 years ago as Robbins' individual effort to feed homeless families has now grown into the Anthony Robbins Foundation's International Basket Brigade, which feeds more than three million people in more than 56 countries every year. His foundation has also provided support and initiated programs in more than 2,000 schools, 700 prisons and 100,000 service organizations and shelters.

“I was 11 years old when a man I'd never seen gifted my family with a huge basket of Thanksgiving goodies we couldn't afford ourselves,” stated Robbins. “In that moment I came upon a new meaning—strangers care. Soon after, I created the Basket Brigade to bring hope and food to those who need it most.”

“We are honored and thrilled to partner with Anthony Robbins to feed Chicago families in need,” says Katherine Maehr, chief executive officer of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “When we heard that it was his personal mission his personal mission to create and support philanthropic organizations that help bring food and hope to people around the globe, we knew he would be the right partner. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and for those we serve.”

For further information and reservations for Unleash The Power Within® at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois on July 14-17, 2011. Call 1- 800-594-4566 or visit http://www.tonyrobbins.com/chicago

ABOUT THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY:

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 135,000 meals every day. The Food Depository’s programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information, log onto http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.

ABOUT ANTHONY ROBBINS:

Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist

For the past three decades, Anthony Robbins has served as an advisor to leaders around the world. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations, organizational turnaround, and peak performance, he has been honored consistently for his strategic intellect and humanitarian endeavors. His nonprofit Anthony Robbins Foundation provides assistance to inner-city youth, senior citizens, and the homeless, and feeds more than three million people in 56 countries every year through its international holiday "Basket Brigade." Robbins has directly impacted the lives of more than 50 million people from over 100 countries with his best-selling books, multimedia and health products, public speaking engagements, and live events.

What began as a young person's desire to help individuals transform the quality of their lives has grown into Robbins' lifelong crusade as he is called on by leaders from every walk of life-presidents, political leaders, advocates for humanity, CEOs of multinational corporations, psychologists, peak performance athletes, world-class entertainers, teachers, and parents.

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