The 3rd annual Arlington Food Drive will come to a conclusion on November 20th. Local residents are asked to help contribute to the effort to restock the shelves at the Wheeling Township Food Pantry. The drive is hosted and run by Lavelle Law Charities which has thirteen drop box locations throughout Arlington Heights.
"We want to remind everyone about the importance of the Arlington Food Drive," said coordinator Heather Slipkevych of Lavelle law, Ltd. The drive collects non-perishable food items along with diapers and formula to be delivered to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry which expects to serve additional families this month. "With Thanksgiving and the holiday season just around the corner, this is a critical time for everyone to help out in any way they can to take care of the many families in need this year."
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Among the locations are: The Peoples' Bank of Arlington Heights, 41 South Vail and 1104 South Arlington Heights Road, along with many Arlington Heights Park District locations including Heritage Park, 506 West Victoria, Camelot Park, 1005 East Suffield, Frontier Park, 1933 North Kennicott, Recreation Park Center, 500 East Miner, Pioneer Park, 500 South Fernandez, Olympic Indoor Swim Center, 660 North Ridge, and the Park District Administration Center, 410 North Arlington Heights Road. In addition, drop boxes can be found at the Arlington Heights Police Station, 200 East Sigwalt, Fitness 19, 1601 West Campbell, Forbici Salon & Spa, 7 South Highland Avenue, and Active Care Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Ltd, 902 West Northwest Highway.
All materials collected during the Arlington Food Drive are delivered by the Lavelle staff and other volunteers to the Wheeling Township Food Panty on the 20th. The organization relies on donations from local food drives and the Lavelle Law Charities Arlington Food Drive has been a contributor since 2010.