3 Guys and a Truck Arrive Sunday

Eleventh annual event will help fill West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.

Nearly six months of supplies for the are expected to be gathered in eight hours during the from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Deerfield High School Track.

As they have since 2001, Paul Zavagno, Doug Bruss and Carl Berg will circling the Adams Field track encouraging people to donate food and sundries to the food pantry by placing them in the parked truck.

“It does much more than fill the pantry,” said. “It raises awareness and educates the community about hunger right here.”

The event got a boost from the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees when Mayor Harriet Rosenthal issued a proclamation accepted by the Board making the week of May 29 through June 3 Hunger Awareness Week in Deerfield.

People are expected to arrive at Adams Field all day Sunday making donations and being part of the event.

Part of the day will be a one-hour “hands and cans” effort at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Church on Waukegan Road. People are expected to line the street handing cans from one person to another along the route.

“We hope that the passersby will take note of the effort and be reminded by the people and the signs they will be holding that Three Guys and A Truck is today,” Morrison said. 

In addition to Zavagno, Bruss and Berg, Susie Klein, a long time active organizer of the event, and Amy Charlson, a graphic artist, have made important contributions, according to Morrison. Charlson designed the shirts and other graphic materials. 

“It’s a wonderful example of grassroots enthusiasm, community concern and neighbor-to-neighbor generosity,” Morrison said. “(These are) all elements that make Deerfield a great place to live.” 

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