Elgin food pantry celebrates 4th anniversary

 
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Updated 11/12/2015 4:54 PM
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  • Former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock hands out bread products Wednesday at Food For Greater Elgin on Commerce Drive in Elgin.

      Former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock hands out bread products Wednesday at Food For Greater Elgin on Commerce Drive in Elgin. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra -- Matthew Agnew on cello, Eric Pidluski on violin and Jean Bishop on flute -- play Wednesday for shoppers at Food For Greater Elgin on Commerce Drive in Elgin.

      Members of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra -- Matthew Agnew on cello, Eric Pidluski on violin and Jean Bishop on flute -- play Wednesday for shoppers at Food For Greater Elgin on Commerce Drive in Elgin. John Starks | Staff Photographer

The food pantry Food For Greater Elgin celebrated its fourth anniversary Wednesday with volunteers from John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. greeting and assisting clients and musicians from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra performing for them.

Clients also received treats donated by Dairy Queen/ Orange Julius on North Randall Road in Elgin.

Food For Greater Elgin started in 2011, first offering mobile food pantries and then opening at 1553 Commerce Drive, Elgin. It provides food to more than 5,500 individuals per month, half of them children, as families shop with grocery carts in a large warehouse, choosing food items rather than receiving pre-bagged groceries.

Anyone interested in donating or volunteering should contact Michelle Frampton at (847) 931-9330, ext. 316 or at mframpton@foodforgreaterelgin.org.

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