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City Announces 2020 Holiday Food Drive

October 30, 2020 11:20 AM

Business Owners, Schools & Service Organizations are ask to consider participating in the City of Park Ridge Holiday Food Drive, organized by our Youth Services Commission.  The Commission ran a successful food drive last year and it is our hope that during this time of COVID we will be able to help the Maine Township Food Pantry meet their unprecedented need for food.

The Food Drive will take place November 13-December 11.  Special collection bins and signs for non-perishable food items will be dropped off at sites interested in participating.  Food donations will be picked up periodically by volunteers and taken to the Maine Township Food Pantry for distribution.

Donation checks made payable to the City of Park Ridge – Holiday Food Drive will also be accepted. Checks can be mailed to Holiday Food Drive - City of Park Ridge, 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge, IL 60068.  Monetary donations will be contributed to the Park Ridge Police Department Emergency Fund, which provides food certificates from local grocers to individuals in need.  

If you or your business is interested in participating this year, please contact Senior Administrative Assistant, Mary Beth Golden, at 847-318-5460 or  
Please see the Maine Township Food Pantry Wish List below for donation suggestions:

Food Pantry Wish List
The following is a list of items the food pantry is currently most in need of. Please do not donate large food service size cans.
• Macaroni & Cheese
• Cereal
• Juice, Juice Boxes, Kool Aid
• Canned Tuna, Chicken, or Salmon
• Plain Rice, Rice-A-Roni
• Canned Fruit, Apple Sauce
• Crackers
• Instant Potatoes, Canned White Potatoes
• Peanut Butter, Jelly (18 oz. maximum size)
• Bisquick, Pancake Mix, Syrup
• Personal Hygiene Products – Shampoo, Toothpaste, Bath Soap
 • Prepared Meals – Canned Pasta Meals, Boxed Meals
• Desserts – Cake, Cookie, & Brownie Mixes, Jell-O, Pudding, Cookies, Frosting
• Condiments – Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Pickles
• Beverages – Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa
• Cooking Supplies – Flour, Sugar, Oil, Salt, Pepper
• Cleaning Products – Laundry Soap, Dish Soap
• Paper Products – Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Kleenex
• Storage Products – Tin Foil, Plastic Wrap


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