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Moraine Township MLK Food Drive

For immediate release: January 10, 2016
Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor, (847) 432-3240,

Monday January 18, 2016

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day by joining with Moraine Township and other community organizations at the Highland Park Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 for a day of service to commemorate Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy.

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  • Volunteers are needed to transport food from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Email Amy,, to volunteer.

  • Contribute: Pull up at the door of the Highland Park Recreation Center to drop food off with our volunteers between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

    • Most Needed Food Items: (no glass, please!): Mac & cheese, olive oil and cooking oil, canned pinto or black beans, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, whole or diced, canned fruit, canned tuna or chicken, Sloppy Joe or Hamburger Helper, crackers (all kinds), soup (all kinds), cereal (all kinds) oatmeal, applesauce, coffee/tea/hot chocolate, ketchup/mustard/mayonnaise, jelly/jam.

    • Toiletries always needed: soap (laundry and personal), shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, diapers (especially size 4 or 5), feminine hygiene products, toilet paper.

If January 18 doesn't work for you, you are welcome to bring contributions of unexpired, non-perishable food to our office at 777 Central Avenue, Highland Park weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. year-round.

When residents visit our pantry, in addition to bags of dried food and canned goods, they are provided with fresh produce, eggs, cheese and frozen meat.

Residents who need to use our Food Pantry are encouraged to call 847-432-3240 to learn about regular pantry hours, or to make an appointment for other times.

For further information Supervisor Bassi by phone 847-432-3240 or email

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