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Food Drive Volunteers Needed, Shopping Wish List Provided

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2009
Contact: Mari Barnes, Moraine Township Supervisor (847) 432-3240

MAY 9 POSTAL WORKER FOOD DRIVE BENEFITS MORAINE TOWNSHIP PANTRY

On Saturday, May 9 United States Postal Workers will be collecting non-perishable grocery items from local residents to help re-stock the Moraine Township Food Pantry. This annual event fills the Township's Pantry to overflowing, momentarily, providing an enormous benefit to needy residents.

Supervisor Mari Barnes has prepared a shopping wish list to guide donating residents towards items clients really need. Chief among these items are long-grain rice and dried beans, but also staples like sugar, salt, tea and coffee, corn meal and flour, oatmeal and other cereals, oil, canned tuna, tomato sauce, peanut butter, jelly and jam, and cookies.

"We had a special request for angel hair pasta," Barnes noted recently. "And some of our clients appreciate kosher-style foods like potato pancake mix and canned fish."

Other items in short supply are non-food staples like personal and laundry soaps; shampoo; aluminum foil; toothpaste and toothbrushes; and diapers.

The township requests that people use this opportunity to feed others what they themselves would eat; if the items are old, with expired shelf-life dates, discard, don't send them to the Food Pantry.

"We can also use some volunteers with strong backs and legs, to help us unload and cart the anticipated scores of bags down to the Food Pantry in our basement at 777 Central, Highland Park, beginning around 3:00pm on May 9," said Barnes.

Please contact Moraine Township at (847) 432-3240 for information or to volunteer. Check out their website at http://morainetownship.org or email super@morainetownship.org.

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