Wilmette, Ill. –The Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor is sponsoring a food drive for the New Trier Township Food Pantry on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jewel-Osco grocery store, 411 Green Bay Road.
Rotarians plan to supply shoppers with a wish list of basic items needed for the New Trier Township Food Pantry to support local residents in need. Shoppers can simply pick up a few needed items as they complete their shopping and drop them off on their way out of the store, said Wilmette Harbor Rotarian Abbey Romanek, organizer of the food drive. The Wilmette Harbor Rotarians will collect the supplies and take them to the Pantry at the end of the day, she said.
“Wilmette and Evanston residents are very generous and eager to help out their neighbors,” said Romanek of Wilmette. “By just asking shoppers to pick up a few extra items, we hope to make it easy to show that generosity.”
Rotarians are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
Learn more about the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor at www.wilmetteharborrotary.org
About The New Trier Township Food Pantry
The New Trier Township Food Pantry provides food and basic necessities to people in need in New Trier Township. Established in 1965, the New Trier Township Food Pantry serves as a bridge between those who have the ability to give and those who are in need. Through volunteer efforts the shelves are stocked with a variety of canned and packaged food, frozen foods, useful paper goods, and toiletry items for all ages. The Food Pantry is open to qualified residents of New Trier Township, which includes the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield.
For more information on the New Trier Township Food Pantry, go to http://www.newtriertownship.com/
Food drive at a glance
What: Food drive for the New Trier Township Food Pantry
Who: Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wilmette Harbor
When: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Where: Jewel-Osco, 411 Green Bay Road, Wilmette