Republicans in Kane County host Community Care Package Drive July 11

Submitted by Kane County Republicans
Updated 7/7/2020 11:28 PM

On Saturday, July 11, from 10 to 11 a.m., a safe, drive-through Community Care Package Distribution will be hosted by Valley View Baptist Church at 6N656 Route 25 in St. Charles Township.

Families and individuals will be provided with a care package that will include fresh Oberweis Dairy milk, RX Water, masks, assorted food items from the H.E.L.P.S. Ministry Food Pantry, and valuable food coupons.


The event is sponsored by 6th District Congressional Republican nominee and former state Rep. Jeanne Ives, and 14th Congressional Republican nominee and state Sen. Jim Oberweis.

Co-sponsors are Kane County Circuit Clerk Tom Hartwell; Kane County Treasurer and Republican nominee for County Board Chairman David Rickert; Kane County Auditor Terry Hunt; Kane County Coroner Rob Russell; state Sen. Don DeWitte; and state Representatives Dan Ugaste and Keith Wheeler.

Also co-sponsors are Jeanette Ward, Republican nominee for state Senate District 25; Laura Curtis, Republican nominee for State Representative 49, and Kane County Board members Drew Frasz and Doug Scheflow. Republican Kane County Board candidates Roberta Andresen, Dave Brown, and Lucio Estrada; Sugar Grove Village Trustee Ted Koch; Elgin Community College Board President Jeff Meyer and Trustee Shane Nowak, and Latino author and civic leader Dr. Robert Renteria, as well as Oberweis Dairy, Papa John's Pizza, and RX Water.

Ives has hosted multiple food drives throughout the spring. She said, "People are hurting from the extended lockdown, and damage done to our economy. My team wants to do its part to help others, and get our district and state back on the right track."

Oberweis has most recently led food and PPE distributions in Yorkville, Batavia, St. Charles, Elgin, Wonder Lake, Harvey, and Chicago. He stated, "We will continue to organize, donate to, and participate in events like this, as long as the need is there. It is the right thing to do."

Tax-deductible donations may be made at the event to help people in need in the St. Charles Township/Valley View area by giving to H.E.L.P.S. Ministry or Valley View Baptist Church.

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