With Thanksgiving just days away, many local families will be a little more thankful this holiday season due in great part to the generosity of their many neighbors who provided bountiful donations to the 4th Annual Arlington Food Drive. Run by Lavelle Law Charities, the six week long drive once again provided truckloads of non-perishable food and other items to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.
Attorneys and staff members of Lavelle Law, Ltd. spread out throughout Arlington Heights on a cold November 25th to begin collecting the donations from more than a dozen locations throughout town. The result was another big year in giving.
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"We were very pleased with how the Arlington Food Drive continues to grow each year," said Food Drive Coordinator Heather Slipkevych. "The Park District and a number of local businesses have been big supporters and we look forward to continuing those relationships to help the less fortunate in the area each year."
Joining the volunteers to prepare the donations for the delivery to the Wheeling Township Food Pantry were Arlington Heights Mayor Thomas Hayes, State Representative Elaine Neckritz, and U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. "I appreciate all of these elected officials taking time to come by and support our volunteers," said Kerry Lavelle who founded the firm and the Food Drive. "It really lifted our spirits on a chilly, busy day."
For more information on the contributions to the community by Lavelle Law Charities, visit www.lavellelaw.com.