Join in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive Oct. 24 at Gail Borden Library

Submitted by Gail Borden Public Library
Posted10/14/2020 7:03 PM

Organizers of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive are making it easier for local residents to help others in these challenging times caused by COVID-19.

Those donating items won't have direct contact with food drive organizers -- they will simply drive up and pop their trunk and a volunteer will take the donations out of the trunk.


The food drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in downtown Elgin.

Donations will be accepted at the northeast corner of the library parking lot near Ann Street. Directional signage will help drivers arrive and depart easily.

Suggested items to donate include peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna, macaroni and cheese, pasta, beans and rice, canned fruit, cereal, pancake mix and syrup, and canned vegetables. A complete list of suggested items can be found here.

The food drive is also accepting cash donations as every dollar donation purchases eight pounds of food.

To make a donation online and for more information about the food drive, visit

In its 10th year, the food drive is organized by the City of Elgin's Human Relations Commission. Donations from the food drive will help supply several area food pantries including Elgin Crisis Center, Food for Greater Elgin, All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry, Westside Church of Christ, Centro de Información, the Salvation Army of Elgin, Bethesda Church and Hanover Township Food Pantry.


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