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posted: 8/13/2013 6:00 PM

A great deal of food collected at parade

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On behalf of the Hanover Township officials, the staff and all of the volunteers of our Welfare Services Department, I would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support in providing donations for the Township Food Pantry at the Bartlett Independence Day Parade.

I would like to especially thank the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce and their members for braving the heat and pushing shopping carts along the parade route to collect the donations.

During the past few years, food pantry usage has increased dramatically, with the township serving as many as 800 to 1,000 families monthly. Thanks to the support from the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce and those that donated during the parade, we collected over 400 items for the pantry.

This will help feed over 50 families and 200 people.

We continue to be overwhelmed by the tremendous support our residents, neighbors and friends show to those who need it the most and we never take it for granted.

Throughout the year, we rely on the support of the community to stock the shelves of the Food Pantry. No tax dollars are spent on purchasing resources for the pantry. Donations for the pantry can be dropped off at the Hanover Township offices in Bartlett at 250 S. Route 59; in Elgin at One American Way or at the Astor Avenue Community Center at 7431 Astor Ave. in Hanover Park.

Thank you again to everyone who made a donation at the Bartlett Independence Parade.

Brian P. McGuire

Hanover Township Supervisor

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