DuPage County Sheriff's new program benefits York Township Food Pantry

  • York Township Supervisor John W. Valle, center left, accepts a donation of over 250 prepackaged meals for the township food pantry as part of the DuPage County Sheriff's "It Takes a Village" program with, from left, Sgt. Ed Castillo, Deputy Crystal Mendez, Sheriff James Mendrick, Sgt. Scott Bain and Deputy Steven Sanchez.

    York Township Supervisor John W. Valle, center left, accepts a donation of over 250 prepackaged meals for the township food pantry as part of the DuPage County Sheriff's "It Takes a Village" program with, from left, Sgt. Ed Castillo, Deputy Crystal Mendez, Sheriff James Mendrick, Sgt. Scott Bain and Deputy Steven Sanchez. Courtesy of Amy Kofink

 
Submitted by Amy Kofink
Updated 6/9/2020 1:12 PM

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick recently hand delivered over 250 prepackaged meals along with his team to the York Township Food Pantry to be distributed to families in need. The donation was part of a new program recently launched by the DuPage County Sheriff's Office called "It Takes a Village."

The program comes from a partnership with SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) of DuPage and DuPage County Board member Liz Chaplin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

It aims to provide excess and unused food items from individuals, businesses, and restaurants to families who are facing food insecurities. The donation to York Township came from DuPage County of Homeland Security.

Supervisor Valle said, "On behalf of the board of trustees and the citizens of York Township, especially those who benefit from our food pantry services, I would like to thank DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick and everyone involved in the 'It Takes a Village' program for their generosity and support. The program is a valuable asset to the community and it will help improve the lives of many residents throughout not only York Township but all of DuPage County."

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