A new charity called Let's Pitch in Palatine will take over the Palatine Township food drive that is held annually leading up to the holidays.
For 13 years, Lavelle Law sponsored the yearly drive when it was based in Palatine, but representatives cited space restrictions at the firm's new Schaumburg location.
Upon learning that the food drive was in need of a sponsor to provide collection boxes and deliver the donations to the township, Highway Commissioner Aaron Del Mar decided to take up the cause and Let's Pitch in Palatine was created.
Suggested items to donate include nonperishable foods such as cereal, pasta, soups, canned fruits and vegetables, flour, sugar and coffee, in addition to diapers and formula.
There are 13 different locations in Palatine with drop boxes where donations can be made until Friday, Nov. 17. Among them are Palatine police headquarters at 595 W. Hicks Road, the downtown Metra station, village hall at 200 E. Wood St. and the UPS Store at 738 E. Dundee Road. For more information, please contact Palatine Township at (847) 358-6700.