It took the Deerfield Rotary Club just 24 hours to hear a wish from West Deerfield Township Supervisor Alyson Feiger Sept. 12 and make it come true for 230 people who will have turkey on their Thanksgiving table as a result.
That is when Feiger told a meeting of Rotary of the need for more freezer capacity at the Pantry. “I was shocked when I got a phone call the very next day (offering the freezer),” Feiger said. A new upright doubling the amount of frozen food which can be stored arrived today. “They’re (Rotary) going to stock it too.”
One of the things the gift will do is assure a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 230 people in Deerfield, Lake Forest and Highland Park who are recipients of food from the Pantry. “We’re going to be able to do things like provide our patrons with a frozen turkey breast at Thanksgiving time,” Feiger said.
The Pantry services 39 families in the Township along with 99 singles or couples bringing the number of people getting some of their food there to 230, according to Feiger. All food at the Pantry comes from donations from individuals and businesses in the community.
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