Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Winter Clothes Drive

Accepting coat donations for men, women, and
Winter Coat and Clothes Drive
With winter fast approaching, the South Loop Community Church Food Pantry at 1347 S. State St. is gearing up for a winter coat and clothes drive. Twice a week—the second and third Saturdays of the month—the food pantry distributes clothes, at no charge, to those in need, along with its weekly food distribution. If you have a winter coat that you’re no longer using, please consider donating it to the SLCC Food Pantry. You may deliver you coat Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Please call 312.566.9076 before you drop off your donation to ensure there will be someone to receive it.

Clothes Ministry is Growing
The clothes ministry has been growing. If you would like to consider volunteering your time, please contact Daisy J. Bell, coordinator at Dd1508@aol.com or call 312.566.9076. For more information on the clothes ministry, please click on the clothes ministry tab on this page.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Thank you, volunteers!

Volunteers from BP- NAGP
At SLCC Food Pantry, we are fortunate to have so many people from the community, churches, and businesses volunteer. These volunteers help with food distribution, pack grocery bags, organize and clean the pantry room, you name it; they get put to work. And it’s a great help to us; we couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. We had some wonderful volunteers from BP-NAGP. Thanks, guys! It was great having you; hope you can volunteer again soon.

Volunteers from BP-NAGP

This past Saturday (October 19), we had 93 walk-ins. Over 100 individuals benefited from good, nourishing food, including fresh produce. The food pantry offers fresh produce on the first, second, and third Saturdays of the month. Saturday we had fresh salad, red cabbage, whole carrots, and cherry tomatoes. The next date for fresh produce is November 2, 2013.

Clothes twice a month
Along with fresh food distribution every Saturday, we offer free clothing for men, women, and children on the second and third Saturdays. If you have some gently used clothing that you’re not wearing anymore—including winter coats—please consider donating them. For more information on what and how to donate, click here.

Cherry tomatoes distributed on Saturday

Thanksgiving turkey distribution November 23, 2013
Thanks to a generous donation from the Greater South Loop Association, we will be distributing turkeys for Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 23, 2013 during normal food distribution hours, 9-11 a.m.

Volunteers needed
We’re always in need of volunteers every Saturday and during the week. Even though distribution takes place only once a week, the work of the food pantry is continuous throughout the week. The pantry itself needs to be stocked, boxes need to be broken down, freezers and refrigerators need to be cleaned out, and so on. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact food pantry coordinator, Rosa Ellis at ellislaine@sbcglobal.net.