Sunday, March 11, 2012

We’re Up and Running!

A short break during food distribution
We launched our food pantry outreach Saturday, March 10, 2012, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. as a member agent of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We were able to distribute 40 bags of groceries to needy individuals and families. Our food pantry will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Bags were filled with an assortment of nonperishable food items. Individuals received one bag of food; families of three or more received two bags. Food pantry clients were also given a choice of receiving frozen spinach, bread (donated by Panera Bread), and produce. Clients were also allowed to choose three items from a table of assorted food items like canned tuna, soups, peanut butter, and canned fruits and vegetables.

We are currently the only food pantry in the 60605 zip code, so we know we have our work cut out for us. The pantry is located at 1347 S. State St., which is also the location of South Loop Community Church.

For more information on the food pantry, donation and volunteer opportunities, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Food Drop-off locations, click on the respective tabs at the top of the page. Check back later for food pantry news and updates.

We  distributed potatoes and carrots to
those who wanted them.

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