Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Partner Profile: Overflow Coffee Bar

Check out the plans Overflow Coffee Bar, one of our pantry partners, has. Their motto is “changing the world, one cup at a time.” They’re moving one step closer to their mission. Check out the video to learn more.

Please support Overflow Coffee Bar as they support us. They’ve allowed SLCC Food Pantry to put a nonperishable food donation basket in their store. Their generous customers have donated food items every week that have helped those in need. When you order a cup of coffee (or tea) at Overflow, you can feel good about your purchase.

If you would like to donate items to the food pantry, please stop by Overflow Coffee Bar at 1550 S. State St.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Help Us Keep These Shelves Full

One of several shelves at the SLCC Food Pantry
We need help keeping our food pantry shelves full. Every Saturday, we distribute food to those in need, which requires us to constantly purchase more food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The SLCC Food Pantry purchases food from the GCFD, generally, two times a month. The GCFD does a great job providing food pantries with nourishing food at a reasonable cost. Even, so, our budget for food purchases only goes so far.

How Can You Help?
You can help us serve those in need in the South Loop and Chicago by donating nonperishable food items. The next time you’re in the supermarket and see a two-for-one or Ten-for-$10 sale, please consider putting one item aside for the food pantry. To see a list of suggested donation items (including items like toothpaste, soap, and shampoo), click on the “donation and volunteer opportunities” tab.

Convenient Drop-Off Locations
We have four drop-off locations around the South Loop: 2nd Ward Alderman’s Office, Donna’s CafĂ©, Overflow Coffee Bar, and Urban Re-Mix. To find the exact adresses and normal business hours for these locations, please click on the “drop-off locations” tab above. And please thank these businesses for being good neighbors. I’m sure they would love your patronage as well!