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Deerfield Public Library food drive an overflowing success

(l-r) West Deerfield Township Supervisor Alyson Feiger, Deerfield Public Library Outreach Coordinator Judy Hoffman, and Township Clerk Kristen Scott with final donations from the Library’s food drive.
(l-r) West Deerfield Township Supervisor Alyson Feiger, Deerfield Public Library Outreach Coordinator Judy Hoffman, and Township Clerk Kristen Scott with final donations from the Library’s food drive.

The Deerfield Public Library recently delivered the equivalent of 24 shopping carts of donations to the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.  The donations of food and household items were collected on behalf of the Food Pantry during the Library’s March food drive.

“Every day the big shopping cart in our lobby was overflowing with items listed on the Food Pantry’s wish list,” said Library Director Mary Pergander. “The interest and generosity of our community was beyond expectations.”

The Food Pantry serves over 250 township residents each month who find themselves in need, either on a long-term or temporary basis.  All items are donated, and sorting, shelving, and bagging are all done by volunteers.

“Donations tend to decline in the spring and summer, yet the need for assistance is year-round,” said Township Supervisor Alyson Feiger. “We are very grateful for the generous community participation in the Library’s food drive.”

Bags of food and personal items, as available, are ready for pick up on the first or third Thursday of each month. Anyone with an urgent need, however, may visit the Township office any business day, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or call 847-945-0614.

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