Maine Township seeks Holiday donations for food pantry
Last updated 11/7/2019 at 2:41pm
Feeding the hungry never takes a holiday. The Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry is
seeking donations from individuals, companies, and organizations to stock up on much-needed
food to meet the winter demands. The pantry helps feed hundreds of families and individuals
"We so appreciate the continued support of our Township communities, be they residents,
businesses, or schools, churches, and local fundraisers who give so freely of either food or
donations or make our food pantry the recipient of their food drives, said Laura J. Morask,
Township Supervisor. "Many people generously contribute at the holidays but we would be
eternally grateful for any help our pantry can get now as our immediate supplies are very low
given the increased amounts of residents in need over the past months. On behalf of Maine
Township I thank you all for your continuing generosity."
Any contributions of non-perishable food and money are always appreciated. The most pressing
needs are for peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit and vegetables, canned tuna,
chunky soups, dry cereal, macaroni and cheese, and large cans or plastic bottles of juice
especially apple, orange and grape flavors.
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"Local agencies, schools, and civic organizations which organize food drives can help to meet
the need," Carol Langan, Pantry Coordinator, says. Individuals and groups are encouraged to
contact Langan for a copy of the full "wish list" of food donations needed. She added that those
willing to support the food pantry efforts can visit the Wilderness Scouts at the Park Ridge Jewel
(Greenwood Street and Busse Highway) on Dec. 5. The Countryside Saloon and Sports Bar
(Ballard Road near Potter, Des Plaines) is also raising funds during Chicago Bears games
through the season.
Donations may be brought to Maine Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge on Monday-
Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Assistance including pick-up is available for large deliveries
with advance notice.
For questions or assistance, contact the Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry at 847-297-
2510 or visit the township web site http://www.mainetown.com.