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Article posted: 6/3/2013 5:00 AM

Food drive benefits township pantry

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The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation's largest single-day food drive.

The annual Postal Carriers/Stamp Out Hunger food drive was held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 and the Schaumburg postal carriers delivered over 10,300 pounds of groceries to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry!

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Residents of Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates placed nonperishable groceries at their mailboxes to be picked up by the postal carriers. We would like to thank these communities for their contributions; their actions will ensure that residents in need of food within Schaumburg Township will receive assistance.

We are grateful to the Schaumburg Postal Service Carriers who delivered the donations to the township. We appreciate the volunteers from the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association of Schaumburg who assisted in boxing and sorting the groceries that day.

And our awesome foursome, Gene, Ed, Victor and Dean, who also help the pantry staff to sort through the donations for weeks after the event. Thank you also, Katy and Waldo of Riccardo's Restaurant for donating pizzas to feed the hard working staff and volunteers. With all of this support, we were able to coordinate this event to run efficiently and successfully.

The Township of Schaumburg food pantry serves approximately 500 households a month. Appointments are scheduled to use the client choice pantry on a monthly basis.

The pantry shelves empty quickly of canned meats, canned tomato products, pasta, canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, juice, as well as any paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and personal hygiene items are also in demand throughout the year. Please keep the pantry in mind as you do your family shopping.

Call General Assistance at (847) 884-0030 for information or assistance. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Mary Wroblewski

Schaumburg Township Supervisor

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