Local Fundraiser Provides Weeks of Food for DuPage County Neighbors in Need
Aug 18, 2016 4:45 PM - Belmont Village Geneva Road celebrated its 15th anniversary serving seniors in the Carol Stream area with the Fill-A-Pot fundraiser benefiting Neighborhood Food Pantry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food security to neighbors in need. The event raised $2,500 dollars and will provide approximately six weeks of food for families at risk of hunger. Belmont Village residents and staff presented the check to the local food pantry in mid-July. "Here, at the Neighborhood Food Pantry, we operate on a shoe-string budget from month-to-month," said Patrick Coady, co-coordinator for the Neighborhood Food Pantry in the Lutheran Church of the Master in Carol Stream. "We feed 400 plus families a month, and the charitable contributions from our community are crucial to our ability to continue. The money Belmont Village raised fills our pantry shelves with food for weeks. We are humbled by the generosity and we couldn't be more thankful."