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updated: 7/31/2012 4:47 PM

Free senior food market in Schaumburg

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The Senior Program at the Schaumburg Barn has teamed up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the food bank that serves Cook County, to start a free food market for seniors age 60 and over. The Older Adult Market is a choice-style food pantry that will distribute fresh fruits, vegetables and other basic food items to older adults in the community and their households. The market will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. (or until the food runs out) on alternating Fridays beginning Aug. 3 at the Schaumburg Barn, 231 S. Civic Drive in Schaumburg. Participants must sign in to the market and acknowledge that they are 60 or older, but no ID or other documents are required. A caregiver may pick up food for those who are unable to travel, after a proxy letter available at the market is signed. For more information, contact Kiran Chaturvedi at (847) 524-7496 or the Greater Chicago Food Depository at (773) 248-FOOD. If you plan to participate, contact Kiran at kchaturvedi@ci.schaumburg.il.us to make sure there is still food available.

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