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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Community Food Drive Begins Oct. 21 At Trick Or Treat Trail

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: Oct 16, 2017

The holidays are right around the corner and in the spirit of the season the Westmont First Committee will be hosting a Community Food Drive to benefit the People’s Resource Center (PRC) Food Pantry.  Members of the Westmont First Committee will be at the Trick or Treat Trail this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to hand out donation bags for people to take home and fill with non-perishable food and household items.  Residents are asked to bring the filled donation bags to the PRC office or the Holly Days Tree Decorating Day event.

“We’ve been working with PRC for several years on this event and it’s been very successful,” said Village Trustee Bruce Barker, who is the chair of the Westmont First Committee.  “The People’s Resource Center does an outstanding job serving people in the community who are in need.  We are happy to do whatever we can to support their mission.”

Residents are asked to get a donation bag during the Trick Or Treat Trail, fill it with nutritious, non-perishable food and other items, then drop if off at one of the following locations:

104 Chestnut, Westmont, Illinois
Mondays through Thursdays from 8am to 9pm; 
Fridays from 8am to 4pm; and 
Saturdays from 8am to Noon

Westmont Park District, 75 E. Richmond,
lower level, Room 7, Westmont, Illinois
Sunday, November 19, 11 AM to 4 PM

You can also help feed those in need by making a charitable contribution online at peoplesrc.org/stuffatruck2017. For every $1 donated, PRC is able to purchase $4 worth of food. Checks can also be made out to PRC and mailed to:

ATTN: Development Office
104 Chestnut
Westmont, IL 60559

Suggested items for donation include:
* Baby Food/Formula & Diapers
* Canned Foods, Cereal, Pasta & Peanut Butter
* Dish Soap, Individually Wrapped Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
* Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

If you have any questions or would like additional bags for your neighbors, business, school, church or organization, please e-mail hanzelone@peoplesrc.org or call 630-682-5402 ext: 302.

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