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Chicago Businessman, Former Mayor Candidate Gives $333K In Free Groceries, Gas Saturday Around City

Natalie Frank, Ph.D.

Wilson is also providing Cook County prisoners with $25 to use for commissary

Chicago businessman, Willie Wilson, has announced an upcoming charitable endeavor scheduled for this Saturday, aimed at providing support to the community. In this latest round of generosity, Wilson is extending a helping hand to 5,000 individuals by distributing $50 food coupons. These coupons, designed to alleviate immediate concerns, must be utilized on the same day at a minimum of 21 participating grocery stores scattered throughout the city and its suburbs.

In addition to the food assistance, Wilson is organizing a gas and grocery giveaway, adopting a first-come, first-serve approach. Every participant in this commendable initiative is set to receive $50 worth of free gasoline, further easing the financial burden faced by many.

Expressing a deep understanding of the challenges faced by citizens grappling with soaring expenses related to food, gas, rent, and utilities, Wilson affirmed his commitment to providing meaningful support during this season. "Our citizens continue to struggle with high food, gas, rent, and utility costs. I am committed to helping our citizens put food on their table during this season," stated Wilson.

The philanthropic efforts don't stop there. Wilson has plans to visit Cook County Jail, recognizing the difficulties faced by approximately 520 individuals in custody. To assist them, he is allocating $25 to their accounts, allowing them to purchase commissary items.

About Willie Wilson:
A figure well-known for his civic engagement, Willie Wilson's journey from a challenging upbringing in Louisiana to becoming a successful entrepreneur in Chicago is truly inspiring. Having owned McDonald’s franchises and initiated a medical supplies company, Wilson is a known philanthropist, recognized for his gospel program, Singsation. His commitment to the community is further exemplified by his generous contributions, including cash and checks, aimed at assisting Chicagoans with essential needs like gas, groceries, or property taxes.


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