SewaDiwali food donation to Schaumburg Township Food pantry on Nov 18
Diwali is a Festival of Lights and is celebrated worldwide. It is the largest Hindu festival that signifies the victory of good over evil and symbolizes happiness in our lives. As we celebrate Diwali this November, several Indian-American religious, cultural and social organizations who believe in the "Sewa Dharma" - "Service to Humanity is Service to Divinity" - have jointly organized the SewaDiwali Food Drive to donate to local area food pantries. This food drive ran from Oct 5 through Nov 15, 2021 throughout the United States (https://sewadiwali.org) including many cities in the Chicago area.
As a part of #SewaDiwali campaign in the Chicago area, we partnership with 40+ Indian-American cultural and social organizations and created 25+ food collection Centers. In Schaumburg township area, our 4 collection centers had collected 3400 lbs. of food items and donated to Schaumburg Township Food pantry on Nov. 18.
A special thanks to Sergeant Karen McCartney (Village of Schaumburg Police Dept.), Michelle Mussman (State Representative), Lauren Saternus (Trustee - Schaumburg Village Township), Becky Cordes, Katy Trent and Amy Fillmore (Schaumburg Village Township) for their presence and support on Nov 18th at the township food pantry.