The Deerfield Public Library will be collecting food, and home and personal products in March for the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry. The Pantry serves over 250 township residents each month who find themselves in need, either on a long-term or temporary basis.
“Our community has a long history of neighbor helping neighbor,” said Mary Pergander, director, Deerfield Public Library. “The convenience for people to drop off their Food Pantry donations at the Library, which is open every day, will support the community’s tradition of generosity and concern.”
Donations can be dropped off in the shopping cart, courtesy of Whole Foods Market, in the Library’s lobby, from March 1-23. Donated items must be non-perishable, and no glass containers.
The Food Pantry Wish List includes:
- Canned protein (tuna, chicken, salmon, beans)
- Side dish mixes (rice, potato, pasta)
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Canned fruit
- Peanut butter
- Laundry detergent (small size)
“Every little bit helps, as the Food Pantry relies entirely on contributions to meet the year-round high demand for assistance,” said Alyson Feiger, supervisor, West Deerfield Township. All items are donated by neighbors and area businesses, and sorting, shelving, and bagging are all done by volunteers. Without your ongoing support, there would be no Food Pantry.”
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, or call 847-945-0614.The Library, located at 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, is open seven days a week. For business hours and more information, visit www.deerfieldlibrary.org, or call 847-945-3311.