dr Willie Wilson to Hold $1M Cash, Grocery Giveaway For Chicago Seniors Monday – NBC Chicago
Chicago businessman Dr. Willie Wilson plans to hold a $1 million cash and grocery giveaway for Chicago seniors Monday, according to a press release.
“Today, the cost of gasoline and food is at a 40-year high,” Wilson said in the release. “Lower income families spend approximately 77 percent of their income on necessities. The costs of milk and eggs are up 11 percent, meat is up 13 percent
and fruits and vegetables 8 percent.”
Earlier this month, AAA said the average price for a gallon of gas in the Chicago area is now over $5.
The release goes on to say that the giveaway will be in partnership with Senior buildings, Cermak Markets and Pete’s Markets.
Wilson on Friday is expected to reveal details about when and where the giveaway will take place, and how residents can participate.
Last month, Wilson announced he was entering the 2023 Mayoral race for the city of Chicago. Wilson has vowed to repeal Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate, hire four or five different police superintendents to combat the unrelenting surge of violent crime and eliminate red-light and speed cameras squeezing motorists who can least afford to pay the fines.