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Moraine Township Thanks Sunset Foods' Generous Customers

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Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor, (847) 432-3240, super@morainetownship.org

Moraine Township Thanks Sunset Foods' Generous Customers

During the first weekend in December, Sunset Foods customers responded to Moraine Township Food Pantry volunteers and added donations at checkout to help the Food Pantry purchase produce, eggs, cheese and meat throughout the year. The Sunset / Food Pantry partnership raised $13,983.00 for the Food Pantry.

Highlighting the overwhelming generosity of its customers, Sunset Foods Vice-President Frank Lomoro noted that "a significant percentage of our shoppers joined in the effort to help make the holiday special for local families going through difficult times."

Township Trustee Cindy Wolfson, who has spearheaded this effort for four years, commented on the importance of this contribution to the Moraine Township Food Pantry's effort to continue to add perishable food to help our Food Pantry clients stretch their food budget.

"We are very fortunate to have this ongoing support," commented Trustee Wolfson. "Sunset Foods lives the ideal of giving back to the community and demonstrates compassion and concern for all of our residents.""

With 27% of Highland Park/Highwood elementary school students qualifying for the federal free or reduced lunch program, and many seniors in our community struggling to live on a fixed income, use of the Pantry has been increasing. The Pantry experiences over 6,000 visits annually from Township residents.

"The event exceeded all of our expectations, and will provide our Pantry with the resources necessary to continue to address food insecurity in our community," said Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi. "Sunset Foods also partners with our Pantry through weekly donations of fresh produce and bakery goods that make it possible for our clients to provide nutritious meals to their families with limited funds."

For further information call Moraine Township 847-432-3240 or email at info@morainetownship.org.

Moraine Township's website is www.morainetownship.org.

 

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