ARS of Illinois hosts record breaking food drive

 
Sharon Etes
Updated 10/15/2014 5:55 PM
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  • ARS of Illinois volunteers deliver donations to the Itasca Food Pantry, including from left, Brandon D'Ambrosia, Scott Lucido, Sharon Etes, Tommy Positano, Aaron Rowland, Steve Wade and Dave Roberts.

    ARS of Illinois volunteers deliver donations to the Itasca Food Pantry, including from left, Brandon D'Ambrosia, Scott Lucido, Sharon Etes, Tommy Positano, Aaron Rowland, Steve Wade and Dave Roberts. Courtesy of Ann McNally, Itasca Food Pantry

In an effort to serve their community, ARS employees joined forces with family members, friends and local Itasca residents to gather nonperishable food items for the Itasca Food Pantry.

"We know there are a lot of families in our community that are relying on this food bank and donations from a large company can help a lot of families in need," said employee Tom Diciolla. "We realize how fortunate we are to have food on the table, and hope this food drive helps others in our community who are struggling to support their families."

There was an incredible amount of energy throughout this campaign, every employee pitched in to help.

Their efforts resulted in a record donation of pounds donated by a single company food drive to the Itasca Food Pantry.

All food and personal care items donated were brought to the Itasca Food Pantry at 336 Center St. in Itasca on Friday morning, a total of three truckloads of items were delivered by ARS of Illinois volunteers.

"We challenged our employees to serve the community in a BIG way and they did," said Steve Wade of ARS. "A big thanks to all the employees who gave their time and support to help others, I'm really proud of the team at ARS of Illinois."