“While food insecurity is an issue that affects families throughout the year, this is an especially hard time for families who are suddenly finding themselves without work and forced to stay home at the same time,” said Edly-Allen. “As a community, we should do whatever we can do to help local families and children while staying safe ourselves.”
Accepted items include shampoo, soap, toothpaste, feminine products, baby wipes, diapers, cleaning spray or cleaning wipes, macaroni and cheese, pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, tortillas, applesauce, fruit snacks, granola bars, rice, dry or canned beans, condiments such as ketchup and mayonnaise, and canned meats, vegetables and fruit.
Donations can be dropped off any time at The Chapel located 1966 W. Hawley St. in Mundelein. Donations need to be received by 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 4.
“As a community, we are in for a very difficult few months as we work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus and rebuild our economy so we can put people back to work when it’s safe to do so,” Edly-Allen added. “Drives like this make it easy for community members who are able to give back to do so safely while knowing that their efforts will directly benefit local families who need a hand up during this difficult and uncertain period of time.”
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