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Moraine Township Food Pantry Shelves Re-Stocked
Thanks to Mariano's Northbrook Shoppers

For immediate release: June 15, 2016
Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor, (847) 432-3240,

Moraine Township Food Pantry Shelves Re-Stocked
Thanks to Mariano's Northbrook Shoppers

Summer started in the spirit of giving at Mariano's Northbrook with customers providing generous food donations to stock the Moraine Township Food Pantry for Highland Park / Highwood students and their families over the school break.

"During the first week of June, customers were asked to purchase $5 or $10 bags of food for Moraine's Food Pantry. Customers responded, purchasing 70 bags of food for the Pantry!" reported Larry Fugate, Mariano's Northbrook Store Manager.

Moraine Township and Mariano's staff on June 16, 2016: Store Manager Larry Fugate (third from left), Service Operations Manager Lida Evans (second from left), Moraine Township Trustees Amy Zisook (fourth from right) and Cindy Wolfson (second from right), and Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi (far right)

Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi expressed appreciation for the generosity of Mariano's customers and the tremendous effort of their fabulous staff. "With 26.5% of our Highland Park / Highwood elementary students qualifying for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch program, and use of our pantry increasing, food insecurity is a reality in our community," noted Bassi. "Community food drives for our Pantry fall off over the summer months, but use of our Pantry does not. This successful food drive will help us keep up with demand.""

Moraine Township's Food Pantry is supported by donations from the community, and is open to all income-qualified Moraine Township residents. Clients are invited to visit the Pantry at 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and other times by appointment. Pantry visitors receive shelf-stable food, fresh produce, and eggs, cheese or meat.

For further information call Moraine Township 847-432-3240 or email

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