The Share Food Share Love Food Pantry has designated June as “Change for Hunger” month. The Pantry is asking individuals, groups and anyone who is interested in helping address the need for food assistance in our communities, to collect change that the Pantry will then use to buy food to distribute to people in need.
Volunteers from Share Food Share Love will be visiting local businesses and asking them to place a coin collection canister near their cash register. Pantry volunteers will also be out on the streets on June 24 making a final push for donations. For more information, please visit the Pantry website at www.sharefoodsharelove.com.
The Share Food Share Love Food Pantry is an agency of the Greater Chicago Food Depository and receives most of its food from them. Much of the food the Depository distributes is free for their agency pantries, but if the Depository has to pay for particular items, that cost is passed along to the pantries. This makes fund-raising something that the pantries need to being doing throughout the year. Fortunately, because the pantries receive much of the food for free, and the rest at a deep discount, even a small amount of change can make a big difference.
If you are interested in helping, placing a can in your business or if you want more information, you can contact the Pantry at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 630-347-5390.