Hunger Walk Scheduled for Saturday, June 20th
Did you know that today…still…more than 812,000 men, women and children — 1 in 6 in Cook County — turn to the network of food pantries of the Greater Chicago Food Depository for assistance? We continue to work to lower the numbers, and raise awareness of hunger through the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 29th Annual Hunger Walk, which will be held on Saturday, June 20th at Soldier Field. This event is IP Food Pantry’s greatest fundraiser of the year, and it is so for many other food pantries and soup kitchens as well. You can help Irving Park Community Food Pantry directly through one or all of three ways:
1) Donate! You can donate online or write a check to Greater Chicago Food Depository (be sure to write HW, Agy.#A00113 in the memo to ensure the money goes to Irving Park Food Pantry).
2) Walk! Register online with Team Irving Park or contact Lee. Check-in time begins at 7 a.m., the walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
3) Just Show Up! You don’t even have to walk – just show up for all the fun and excitement (and free goodies), and check in with one of the GCFD registrations tents to let them know that you’re there for Agency A00113 – Irving Park Food Pantry.
Anyone who walks or shows up on our behalf will earn the food pantry $12 in food credits through the GCFD! Call us at 773-283-6296 for more information.
One last way to help is to spread the word! Tell your friends and family. June 20th will be a beautiful day to get together for a walk by the lake, and you’ll be letting everyone know that NO 1 SHOULD GO HUNGRY!
OTHER DONATIONS: Keep those men’s white crew socks coming! We’re always in need of them as they help our clients in many ways. As always, non-perishable food items like rice, snacks, pasta, pasta and rice mixes, cookies, energy bars and juice are always appreciated. Other items that are useful to clients are toiletries and baby diapers.
ANNUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY We are looking for a volunteer–or volunteers–who are interested in coordinating, planning and carrying out one of our annual special distributions (coats, school supplies or Easter baskets). This is a great one-time project for at-home parents, student service hour coordinators, etc. Please contact Lee for complete information, let us know you’re interested in helping with “annual special distributions” today!