December 30, 2015

Westchester Food Pantry Distributes Record Number of Holiday Baskets

Thanks to large numbers of donations from local residents and area businesses, the Westchester Food Pantry was able to top their record-breaking Thanksgiving distribution of 88 baskets, with a new record of 130 baskets for the winter holidays! Westchester Food Pantry donors and volunteers made the season merry for 130 families from Westchester, Bellwood, Hillside, Broadview, La Grange Park, Western Springs and Oak Brook. Each basket contained a frozen ham or turkey, four side dishes, desserts, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and fresh bread.

Thanks to our sponsors who hosted food drives or provided the food for the 130 baskets:

  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • BorgWarner
  • Boy Scout Troops 1 and 73
  • Citizens’ Advisory Board
  • Chicago Transit Authority employees
  • Cub Scout Pack 73
  • Daisy Scout Troop 40059
  • Family Video (Westchester and La Grange Park)
  • Girl Scout Troops 51518, 51815, 51153, and 51823
  • Immanuel Lutheran
  • Ingredion Corp.
  • Inland Bank
  • MacNeal School
  • Old Glory Lodge 141
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Divine Providence
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Westchester Christian Preschool
  • Westchester Intermediate School
  • Westchester Primary School

Westchester Food Pantry knows that hunger is a problem throughout the year. Clients living in the service area of Bellwood, Broadview, Hillside, La Grange Park, Oak Brook, Westchester and Western Springs are encouraged to come to the pantry once each month. The Westchester Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5pm at the Westchester Village Hall, 10300 Roosevelt Road, Westchester IL 60154. Clients must be able to prove residency to obtain food.