It’s been an incredibly busy Spring and Summer, which explains why the blog has been inactive for a while. Many exciting things happened – we had our annual Volunteer Luncheon in May, where our fabulous Gina Hubberts won the Volunteer of the Year Award. The 31st Annual Hunger Walk occurred in June (which, by the way, our pantry is still able to accept donations until the end of this month – visit here), and most importantly, we have finally switched to a completely electronic signature system which has significantly cut down on client wait times and labor in gathering statistics! We’re using the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Food Bank Manager program and it’s pretty awesome!
We also adjusted our Wednesday hours to 9 am to 12 noon. Very recently, we adjusted our evening distribution hours (2nd Tuesday of every month) to 6 pm to 7:30 pm. – this evening change takes affect in September.
Through the end of August, we’ll continue our distribution of school supplies for our clients’ children aged K through 12th grade. If you’d like to donate new, unused school supplies like pocket folders, pens/pencils, or lined paper, please stop at the pantry on Wednesday morning by August 20th or call us at 773-283-6296.
In October we will start our Coat Distribution, and before you know it, we’ll be wading in winter and getting ready for our November and December Holiday Distributions!
That’s it for now…gotta get back to work!