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posted: 6/3/2013 5:00 AM

Des Plaines drive breaks own record

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On behalf of our many neighbors in need who are served by the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines, I would like to thank the Des Plaines community for your tremendous support of the May 11 National Association of Letter Carriers food drive.

This year's NALC food drive collected 25,855 lbs. of food in Des Plaines to benefit the SHC&P (compared to about 23,000 lbs. in 2012 and about 14,000 lbs. in 2011), which is something that our community can be quite proud of!

Thanks to those residents who put out bags of food for their letter carriers and community volunteers to pick up on this day and thanks, too, to all those who donated their time to work at the food pantry, the post office or in between on May 11.

A special "thanks" to Giuseppe's for once again donating pizza to feed hungry volunteers at the food pantry and, of course, to the letter carriers of Des Plaines who certainly went above and beyond on May 11.

The Self-Help Closet & Pantry has served the community since 1971, and we could not continue without the loyal support of Des Plaines residents, businesses, churches, schools, clubs and organizations and, of course, a fantastic group of volunteers.

Debra Walusiak

Executive Director

Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines

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