DES PLAINES, Ill. – Amidst the COVID-19 public health crisis, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is urging residents to donate or help out at local food pantries and shelters in their time of need.

“The populations these organizations serve are at risk during this unprecedented health crisis,” Moylan said. “During times of crisis people need to band together to help those who are struggling, especially when it concerns something as essential as food and shelter.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many shelters and food pantries are struggling with finding enough supplies and protective equipment, securing volunteers and other financial challenges. Moylan is asking residents to help out in any way they can during this time whether it be a financial contribution, volunteering or other needed donations. Ways to get involved and help out local institutions can be found at the websites listed below.

Catholic Charities, the Greater Chicago Food Depository at, the Salvation Army and the Harbour at

“I am urging all those who can to help out to please do so,” Moylan said. “The services these institutions provide are incredibly vital now more than ever.”

Residents with concerns about COVID-19 are encouraged to call the Illinois Department of Public Health’s hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV. To stay up to date with all new information about COVID-19, visit

Rep. Marty MoylanRep. Marty Moylan

(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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