Wednesday, April 24, 2013
HCS Family Services in Hinsdale will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday after it experienced a distribution increase earlier this week.
The food pantry at HCS Family Services in Hinsdale will be open an extra day this week and stay open longer hours to address an increased need after last week's extensive flooding in DuPage County. The HCS pantry will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, according to a release from the family services organization located in Hinsdale's Memorial Hall, 20 E. Maple St. Typically, the pantry is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only until 12:30 p.m. "The pantry itself was not affected by the flooding, but is being inundated this week with requests for food," the release reads. "In fact, Monday of this week, the food pantry experienced a 45 percent increase in distribution, staying open an extra two hours to meet …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is in need of cash and food donations to meet client demand.
The need for food in the Glen Ellyn area has grown to the point where the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is now experiences shortages in funds and food items. The nonprofit is reaching out to the community to seek additional donations. While the food pantry receives a lot of community support, the need for food assistance has surpassed cash donations. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is short on donations of food items and cash donations it uses to purchase perishable goods including: milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, frozen meat and vegetables. “With the economy we are definitely seeing a bigger rise in new clients, that has something to do with it,” said Terri Venzon, the pantry coordinator. “I’m sure over the years it’s been a roller coaster [with need …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Lisle Township Food Pantry could sure use more peanut butter.
For the third consecutive year one in six Americans lives in households that are food insecure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported last month, that 49 million Americans struggle to put food on their plates. Food pantries around the country are experiencing shortages, sometimes so severe that they need to turn hungry clients away. The Lisle Township Food Pantry, supported by Lisle Township, serves individuals with financial needs, living within the township which includes Lisle and portions of Naperville, Woodridge, Downers Grove and Bolingbrook. Bill Green, who was director of the food pantry until he recently switched over to the township business office, said that much like elsewhere around the country, the client …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Twins Lanie and Tatum Hedrick celebrate their birthdays with gifts for others.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Autumn Geist
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Last year, Lanie and Tatum Hedrick celebrated their eighth birthdays with a party that had guests shopping for items at a local pet store — to purchase items needed to support the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. Instead of gifts, each guest brought money to use toward the purchases. This single effort raised over $700 in much needed products for the facility to care for and rehabilitate nature's critters. This success excited Lanie and Tatum so much that they told their mom, Kelly Hedrick, that they wanted to help the hungry and homeless next year. An idea was born. This past Monday, with the help of over 50 invited guests, Lanie and Tatum celebrated their ninth birthdays with games, snacks, cupcakes and a popular "hot …