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

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Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor, (847) 432-3240,

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

Mariano's Northbrook store and its generous customers demonstrated the spirit of giving by purchasing bags of food to help stock the Moraine Township Food Pantry in Highland Park, as part of their Chicagoland Stuff The Squad program, in partnership with local police stations.

"During July, customers were asked to purchase $5 or $10 bags of food for Moraine's Food Pantry. Customers responded, purchasing 159 bags of food for the Pantry!" reported Nick Durso, Mariano's Northbrook Store Manager.

Mariano's Manager Nick Durso, Moraine Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi, volunteer Roxy Stefinko, and Northbrook Police Officer Brad Gutwillig

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% of our Highland Park / Highwood elementary students qualifying for the Federal Free/Reduced Lunch program, 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 3:30 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 at 847-432-3240 or email

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