Covid-19 has left many of our neighbors without jobs, and a lack of income. Because of this, more of our neighbors are going hungry everyday. In DuPage County, The Northern Illinois Food Bank services 53 Food Pantries, 1 Soup Kitchen, 4 Group Homes/Shelters, and 10 Senior Sites. This includes Loaves and Fishes Community Services, Calvary Church Pantry, and St. Thomas the Apostle Church, all in Naperville, as well as multiple other locations.
In 1989, with Hurricaine Hugo, and again in 1992 with Hurricaine Andrew, I held two physical drives for food and other essentials to help the victims of these storms. I also managed the DuPage County Government Employee Food Drive for twenty years. These drives benefit many, but since it is no longer safe to hold physical food drives, please find it in your heart to give a virtual donation to help our neighbors. We can't always see that our neighbor is hungry, because it's often hidden in plain site. But today, we can see that due to high unemployment, those who have never gone without food before are now faced with this reality. I hope you will share this information with your friends and family via Email or Facebook. We are all in this together! Let's make a difference. Please give! Antonia Harlan
I'm fundraising to help solve hunger in Northern Illinois, and I'm asking YOU to join me!
The Food Bank has been responding to the increased need in our communities since mid-March. In June through September, they have provided 9M meals monthly, an increase of 3M meals per month from last year at this time.
Please join me in making a difference in the lives of the thousands of people in Northern Illinois who are hungry. The funds I raise will stay right here, in our backyard, and will fill an empty plate of a neighbor in need.
Your Donation Makes an Impact:
+ Every $1 donated helps provide $8 worth of groceries for neighbors in need
+ 96% of the Food Bank's resources go to programs that feed neighbors in need
+ The Food Bank serves 13 counties in Northern Illinois, providing the equivalent of nearly 220,000 meals each day
Please consider supporting my efforts with a donation that will build hope for a family in our community! Every donation makes a difference.