VILLA PARK, Ill. – To assist local families of federal employees impacted by the federal government shutdown, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, in concert with other local officials, is collecting food, diapers, and other supplies to benefit the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry’s efforts to provide temporary assistance to these families in need.
“Families of federal employees in our community are forced to get by without a paycheck and unfortunately there is no end in sight to the stalemate in Washington that has already created the longest government shutdown in history,” said Conroy. “These are circumstances completely out of their control. It’s up to us as members of this community to step up and lend a hand to neighbors in need as they deal with the uncertainties that come with unexpectedly losing their paychecks.”
Items collected by Conroy, Costa Howard, Pappas, Villa and Willis will be donated to the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry, which is based out of First United Methodist Church in Lombard. The pantry will distribute the items to local families in need. Items may be dropped off at Conroy’s full-time constituent services office at 28 S. Villa Ave. in Villa Park Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, or at any of the representative’s offices listed below. Donations will be collected through the end of the shutdown. For additional drop off locations or to arrange for a special drop off time, contact Rep. Conroy at 630-415-3520 or RepDebConroy@gmail.com.