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Article posted: 12/30/2012 5:00 AM

FISH grateful for generous donations

The volunteers of the Downers Grove FISH Pantry wish to thank the many people who have donated so generously this Christmas season. In the true spirit of giving, we have received food, clothing, and monetary donations from many local businesses, church groups, school groups, grocery stores and social groups; and the generosity keeps growing.

The third grade Brownies of Indian Trails School and Cub Scout Pack 227 have collected an amazing amount of food. An employee group from ComEd dropped off a carload of food. Coats, mittens, scarves and games were given as well. Wannemaker's Home & Garden Center as well as Operation Pine Needle, courtesy of the Knights Templar, have donated fresh Christmas trees again this year.

We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed to help those in our local community who are less fortunate.

Together we are helping to make life a bit easier for our most vulnerable citizens. Please know what a difference you make by reaching out to our neighbors in need.

The Downers Grove Area FISH Inc. has continued to serve the local communities' emergency needs for 43 years through the generosity of our local residents. In this current economic climate more and more families are suffering unemployment and difficulties we have never experienced in our lifetimes. Please consider the needs of others in our community when you are grocery shopping. If you miss a food drive, we accept donations at the pantry year-round. We accept monetary gifts -- a higher value -- with our ability to purchase food commodities through our large quantity discounts from the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

If you are in a desperate situation, we do our best to help, Call (630) 964-7776

Laurel Q. Bowen

Board member

Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry

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