At the February 20th CALL business meeting, the Community Service Committee will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 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.
Please bring any nonperishable canned and packaged foods (no glass) that have yet to expire to the business meeting. Some of the most-needed items are: Beans, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Cereal, Chili, Jelly, Macaroni and Cheese, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Peanut Butter, Rice, Shelf-Stable Milk, Soup, Stew, Tuna.
The Community Service Committee will also be collecting monetary donations to benefit Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.). H.O.M.E. helps Chicago’s low-income seniors maintain their independence by providing services unlike any organization in the City of Chicago. Their services include free home upkeep and repairs to ensure seniors enjoy healthy and safe living conditions. Their free shopping bus assists seniors who have limited mobility or live in food deserts to have access to groceries, pharmacies and medical services that are essential to their well-being. They also own and manage three affordable buildings where seniors can choose between two styles of living—individual apartments or, for residents who need some assistance, shared living.
Please contact Lucy Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Thank you for your support!
~ The Community Service Committee