(Orland Township, IL — April 30, 2020) – Orland Township will hold another free, drive-thru grocery distribution for Township residents who are experiencing financial hardship since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.
The Township Food Pantry will have more than 300 boxes packed with perishable and non-perishable grocery items and a gift card to a local grocery store. Proof of residency is required.
“During the first grocery distribution, Orland Township provided food packages, water, pet food and more to nearly 300 families in one day, demonstrating the community need due to the pandemic,” said Supervisor O’Grady. Because of the generosity and commitment to the community by so many individuals and organizations, we are able to hold another drive-thru distribution.”
The Orland Township Food Pantry continues to operate on a drive-thru basis – residents are asked to follow the signs in the parking lot and remain in their vehicles. Township personnel are adhering to recommendations of wearing a mask and gloves while working and residents are also asked to wear a mask and gloves when presenting their identification / proof of residency to Township staff.
The 2nd Orland Township grocery distribution is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until boxes last. Identification with proof of residency is required and only one box per address.
Additionally, Orland Township will hold a drive-thru donation collection to help replenish the shelves of the food pantry. The donation drives will be held Friday, May 15 and Friday, May 29 at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non-perishable items in demand include: canned fruit, pasta sauce, tuna, broth, cereal, dry potato mix, dry stuffing mix, cake mix and macaroni and cheese.
For more information, please call the Township at (708) 403-4222, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.