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HIGHLAND PARK HELPS STAMP OUT HUNGER

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Contact: Trustee Amy Zisook, (847) 432-3240,

HIGHLAND PARK HELPS STAMP OUT HUNGER
Extremely Successful Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Highland Park Letter Carriers delivered over 1,000 bags of food to over 70 volunteers at Moraine Township’s Food Pantry Saturday, May 11, 2019.

“This was a tremendous effort on the part of our Highland Park Letter Carriers, organized by Joe Cholewa. Their effort was far above and beyond the call of duty and deeply appreciated,” commented Township Trustee Amy Zisook.

A special thanks to all the residents who left food contributions by their mailbox for letter carriers to bring to Moraine Township’s Food Pantry. Noted Township Trustee Amy Zisook. “Every square inch of our office and pantry is filled with food. We are amazed!”

This was the 27th annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, held the second Saturday of May each year. The drive is particularly timely in May to help stock the Food Pantry’s shelves for summer when there are fewer community food drives, yet residents visit the Pantry all summer.

The Township relies on a corps of volunteers who make it possible for the Food Pantry to serve our residents in need,” said Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi. “Volunteers and Letter Carriers unloaded and sorted bags of food.” The astounding success of this year’s drive was also attributed in part to Township volunteers who pasted flyers to 5,000 grocery bags provided by Sunset Food and delivered to households by Highland Park Letter Carriers earlier in the week.

Moraine Township’s Food Pantry serves income-qualified residents who are invited to visit our food pantry twice a month to receive shelf-stable food items, plus produce, dairy and frozen meat. The Food Pantry is located at 800 Central Avenue in Highland Park, and open Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am until noon and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (plus other times by appointment to accommodate residents’ work schedules) and recorded over 7,000 resident-visits to our pantry in the last year.

“We are fortunate to live in a community of workers and residents who care about residents going through difficult times, and this drive demonstrates the care and compassion of our residents who both contributed food and pitched in to volunteer,” said Trustee Cindy Wolfson.

Thank you, Highland Park Letter Carriers!

 

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