Funds needed to restock Township Food Pantry
After holding two highly attended grocery distribution events, Orland Township is now asking for community assistance in restocking the shelves of the Food Pantry through a Go Fund Me campaign, according to the office of Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.
During the two distribution events, the Township Food Pantry gave out close to 1,000 boxes packed with perishable and non-perishable grocery items, 1,000 cases of water, paper towels, toilet paper and a $25 gift card to a local grocery store to residents in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, due to unprecedented food demand because of skyrocketing unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic, food donations go out as quickly as they come into the pantry. In order to keep up with the demand in this time of uncertainty, Orland Township is reaching out to residents and asking those who are able to make monetary donations that will allow the Orland Township Food Pantry to continue serving residents.
“No matter how big or how small, any donation made will provide for a neighbor in need during these challenging times,” said Supervisor O’Grady. “I urge anyone who is able to please support Orland Township’s efforts by contributing to the “Stock the Pantry Donation Drive” and help us reach our $50,000 goal.”
Click here to make a donation. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Funds raised will enable the Township Food Pantry to purchase needed pantry items and gift cards to local grocery stores.
For more information, please call the Township at (708) 403-4222, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.