Expanded New Lenox food cupboard to entrance – The Herald
December 1, 2016 - storage organizer
An open residence for a new food cupboard will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday during 1080 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox.
The food cupboard has stretched in space and includes a walk-in freezer unit. ShareFest and many other internal organizations were concerned in lifting income for it.
Kathie Johnson, New Lenox Township family services director, pronounced a food cupboard customarily has 80 visits a week and 230 families purebred to come and get food.
There’s a lot some-more room to a pantry, she said.
“I can now buy things and not worry about where to put them. we have copiousness of storage space,” Johnson said.
The pantry, that operates underneath a township’s Family Services program, is accessible to New Lenox residents in need of food supplies. Proof of residency is required. Residents are singular to one bag of groceries per week, according to a website.
“Currently, a food cupboard is experiencing record turn direct any week. The food cupboard does not work on taxation dollars, though only on donations from a community,” settled a township’s website.
The family services module also offers ubiquitous assistance and a medical reserve sell program.
Gary Cheney, ShareFest organizer, pronounced a bid to enhance a cupboard and move in a new freezer section was a total one.
He pronounced ShareFest, a nonprofit organization, and a Family Services Foundation of New Lenox Township, partnered to do a fundraising debate to supply and capacitate a pantry.
Volunteer efforts also came from Eagle Scouts, he said. Another large assistance was a Northern Illinois Food Bank.
“It was an bid by a lot of people – not only one organization,” Cheney said.
He pronounced a food cupboard is now means to feed some-more people.
“Feeding a inspired is one of a biggest needs we have here in Will County,” he said.