Did you know that an average of 3,000 individuals request food assistance from the Niles Township Food Pantry every month? Or that according to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, nearly 1 in 6 Cook County residents did not know where their next meal would come from in 2010? Some of these individuals live in Lincolnwood, and they need our help.
As part of our Reading Is So Delicious summer reading program, we hope to raise awareness of food insecurity and share some delicious and healthy food with those in need. We are collecting donations for the Niles Township Food Pantry until July 27.
- The Food Pantry suggests donating food items such as: canned fruit, peanut butter, canned tuna, rice, pasta, juice, etc.
- Personal care items such as diapers, deodorant, toothpaste, and shampoo are also badly needed.
When you come to the library this summer, please drop nonperishable foods and personal care items into the big box in our lobby. Together, we can ensure that our neighbors and community members never go hungry.