DeMoon Family Foundation awards milk grant to Wayne Township Food Pantry
The DeMoon Family Foundation recently awarded the Wayne Township Food Pantry with a $20,000 grant to fund the pantry's Fresh Milk Program through 2023.
The Wayne Township Food Pantry started a "fresh milk program" when the food pantry community started requesting this service.
"It is a costly program and without the financial support of the DeMoon Family this service would not exist," said Sergio Martinez, assistant director of the food pantry.
Due to the foundation's generosity, the pantry is able to offer milk options to over 150 households each week.
Regular variety of milk like whole, 2%, etc. is available, but other non-dairy products like rice/almond/oat milk, and even lactose-free milk is also offered.
This is the second year the foundation has funded the milk program at the food pantry.
"We are very grateful that the DeMoon family, and the Wayne Township Food Pantry family, share the same mission of making a positive difference in the community through services that make a greater impact in a person's life," said Juanita Martinez, director of general assistance.
Recently, brothers Paul and Pat DeMoon stopped by the township to get a tour of all the departments, and they got to see some of the programs in action.
If you need information on the Wayne Township Food Pantry, call (630) 231-7173 or visit waynetwp-il.org/assistance/food.