Because they believe it's important for everyone to have a delicious, nutritious Thanksgiving dinner, the staff at Honquest Furniture for Living (www.honquest.com) is sponsoring a holiday food drive. Nonperishable foods collected will be delivered to the Township of Palatine food pantry just in time for Thanksgiving.
Through Sunday, Nov. 20, collection bins will be provided at the front of the store, 1455 S. Barrington Road, Barrington. Store hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily; until 8 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Food pantry officials have expressed a need for coffee, tea and hot cocoa mix to provide warmth, comfort and hospitality to those visiting the food pantry or shelter.
Consider donating wholesome, healthy and nutritious food items that have been recently purchased. A good rule of thumb to follow: what would you give your best friend or family member if he or she was in need? Healthy options rather than snack foods or desserts are encouraged.
Suggestions include canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese), canned or dried beans (black, pinto, kidney, lentils), pasta and rice and cereal (low sugar, high fiber).
To ensure safety, these items cannot be used: rusty or unlabeled cans, perishable items, homemade items, noncommercial canned or packaged items, alcoholic beverages and mixes, open or unused items.
For more food drive information, phone Honquest Furniture for Living, (847) 382-1700.
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