HUNGER WALK 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!
Volunteer of the Year 2014 – Debbie Delgado
On May 27th, we had our annual Volunteer Luncheon at La Villa Restaurant on Pulaski. There we awarded volunteer Debbie Delgado our Volunteer of the Year Award for 2014. Debbie began volunteering with us in 2011, and works hard as the line leader of distribution. She participates in every Hunger Walk, and shares the mission with her friends to help us out. Congratulations Debbie!
Special Thanks went to Craig Shutt for all his hard work in marketing – he’s the man behind our Breadcrumbs Newsletter, Facebook posts, and most of our photographs! Also a special thank you went to Lisa Albrecht for her consistently accurate and meticulous bookkeeping of our finances. This is an important job that often goes unnoticed. Thank you Lisa!