Northfield Township Road District Delivers GBN Food Drive Donations to Local Pantry

  • Members from the Northfield Township Road District picked up 12 pallets of donated boxed food from Glenbrook North High School and delivered them to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.Northfield Township Road District

    Members from the Northfield Township Road District picked up 12 pallets of donated boxed food from Glenbrook North High School and delivered them to the Northfield Township Food Pantry.Northfield Township Road District

 
 
Updated 4/14/2022 11:10 AM

Team members from Northfield Township Road District picked up 12 pallets of boxed food donations from Glenbrook North High School and delivered them to the Northfield Township Food Pantry to complete GBN's week-long Foodapalooza food drive. The donation is expected to help over 1,100 local families.

Donations were collected by Glenbrook North students, faculty and its community to help local families experiencing hard times. The Food Pantry has seen its client base more than double during the last two years.

 

"Our neighbors have never experienced anything like this before," said Tim Rueckert, Northfield Township Road District Highway Commissioner. "With the pandemic still impacting local families coupled with the supply chain issues going on right now, a donation of this size is critical to the health and welfare of our community." In total, approximately 13,000 canned goods were collected.

"It's our pleasure to be able to serve those who need food in our community and to team up with the Northfield Township Road District," said Dr. Michael Tarjan, GBN's Assistant Principal for Student Activities and organizer of the food drive for the last 17 years. "As an annual school-wide project, it's great to work together for a local cause to help others in a time of need."

Shiva Mohsenzadeh, Northfield Township Supervisor, expressed appreciation for the significant donation stating, "We're extremely grateful to the GBN family and our community for supporting this drive. The items that were collected will supplement what we have in stock and provide food to thousands of Township residents. Together we are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are food insecure."

For more information on donating to the Northfield Township Food Pantry visit https://twp.northfield.il.us/pantry/, call 847-724-8300, or stop by the Food Pantry at 2550 Waukegan Rd., Suite 100, Glenview, IL 60025.

About the Northfield Township Road District

Located in northern Cook County, Northfield Township represents nearly 78,000 people. Under Highway Commissioner Tim Rueckert's leadership, the Road District provides efficient and economical services for residents in the unincorporated areas of Glenview, Northbrook, and Northfield. Working together in a cooperative and professional manner with neighbors, Cook County, the State of Illinois, and the surrounding villages, problems are identified, and practical, cost-effective solutions are developed utilizing the resources at hand. The Road District is located is 237 Melvin Drive, Northbrook. For more information visit Northfield Township Road District https://www.northfieldtownship.com/road-district.html or call 847-724-7055.

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