Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Berwyn Township and Health District is partnering with WGN radio and Greater Chicago Food Depository for a one day peanut butter collection on Thursday, December 1.
After hearing food pantries are experiencing a shortage of one of their most important foods, John Williams was inspired to rally his listeners and collect some peanut butter!
Here is a link to the web page - http://www.wgnradio.com/shows/johnwilliams/wgnam-peanut-butter-and-jolly,0,7547555.story
Please stop by the Berwyn Township/Health District building at 6600 W. 26th Street on Thursday, December 1 between 9:00am and 4:30 pm
and drop off some jars! Any Brand, any size. 1 or 100, it will add up!
On Friday, December 2, the donations will be delivered to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to be distributed among their member food pantries. The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 69 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 145,000 meals every day. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information, log onto www.chicagosfoodbank.org or call 773-247-FOOD.
Thank you in advance for any help you could give!