Supervisor’s Note: This is an outstanding example of how non-profit organizations reach out to help each other, to help those in need. These two call to actions, for food and funding for the 50 year young FISH Food and Clothing Pantry, provide not only a bridge over troubled waters for our most vulnerable citizens, but helps build a solid foundation for FISH’s future transition to the planned new pantry space. The Grove Foundation joins our growing list of not-for-profit organizations that have become part of the project to serve those in need.

PLEASE JOIN US IN HELPING OTHERS! Demand at food pantries is dramatically higher than usual. The Grove Foundation is pleased to announce a $1,000 donation to the Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry to purchase fresh produce in the coming weeks. Additionally, we are hosting a food drive THIS WEEK to address their immediate needs. Details are below:

What: A Food Drive to restock the DG FISH pantry
When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – between 12:00-3:00pm
Where: Two non-contact drop off locations (home garages):
1240 Chicago Avenue (corner of Middaugh/Chicago, north of the tracks)
1821 Elmore Avenue (Maple/Belmont area; south of the tracks)

FISH provided this list of their most urgent needs (but all non-perishable food is welcome):
• oranges
• onions
• baking potatoes
• canned chili
• pasta sauce (cans or jars)
• pasta with meat (Chef Boyardee, for example)
• canned mini hams
• pancake mix
• pancake syrup
• canned fruit

• Please respect the stay home order and do not make a special trip to the grocery store. If you don’t have these or other items in your pantry, please consider a monetary donation.
• FISH is not able to accept clothing or household items at this time.
• If you’d like to make a monetary donation, please use Paypal on the FISH website or send a check to them at 4340 Prince St., Downers Grove, IL 60515. We will be accepting donations on their behalf during the drive.

Since 1991, the Grove Foundation has been funding programs, organizations and emergency needs like this to benefit our Downers Grove community. We appreciate our donors and the supporters of our two fundraisers, Passport to Dining and an annual Golf Outing, who play an essential role in making this happen! See you Wednesday!!

Board of Directors: Molly Bonanno, Greg Hosé, Karen Laio, Lois Kopis, Cathy Mahoney, Char McLaughlin, Cheryl Prescott, Bruce Swanson, and Mary Ellen Young

P. O. Box 1072 Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

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