Saturday, March 23, 2013
New Deerfield business addition chooses to help make a difference.
Peapod opened its pioneering drive through location last December in Deerfield and wasted little time becoming part of the community when it donated $500 and non perishable food to the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry Tuesday. “Peapod is committed to supporting the communities where our customers live and work, and Deerfield is a prime example of that,” Marketing Director Brad Porter said. “We pride ourselves on offering the freshest foods, and are happy to help the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry stock its shelves with healthy, high quality groceries.” Earlier: Peapod Opens Deerfield Drive Through Location The Pantry feeds people in need living in all of Deerfield as well as parts of Lake Forest and Highland Park. Bags are packed …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
West Deerfield Township Food Pantry gets $13,088 from Whole Foods as part of holiday giving program.
The West Deerfield Township Food Pantry has $13,088 more in its coffers to feed those in need in the community. Whole Foods Market handed representatives of the Pantry a check for $13,088 Wednesday as part of its Grab and Give Program to use part of its November and December proceeds to feed the hungry. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. The donation this year more than doubled the $6,052.98 generated a year ago. West Deerfield Township Food Pantry President Rob Rosenbacher was thrilled with the donation. “The Food Pantry is overwhelmed by the support of Whole Foods and the West Deerfield Township Community,” Rosenbacher said. “This years’ program brought more than double the amount …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Shoppers who bought goods from Deerfield grocery Dec. 5 will help educate the Village’s youth.
People shopping at Whole Foods a month ago today did their part to help further the education of the Village’s youth and the Deerfield grocery store did its part Friday presenting a $3,734.20 check to the Deerfield Park Foundation. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Whole Foods agreed to donate five percent of its sales for the day to the Deerfield Park Foundation. The money given to the Deerfield Park Foundation is earmarked for the Linda Gryziecki College/Post Secondary Institution Scholarship. The grant was given for the first time last year going to Deerfield High School graduate and University of Michigan sophomore Callie Wilbat. For more news and updates, "like" us on Facebook…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police Department, Township, United States Marine, Italian Kitchen, Mutual Hardware and Deerfield Bank & Trust join forces.
A joint drive through toy and food drive sponsored by a mix of six government organizations and private businesses will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Rosemary Terrace in Deerfield. People are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys along with canned food, personal care items and cleaning supplies, according to Village Management Analyst Andrew Lichterman. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. For those who want to park and get out of the car, Santa Claus will be there with some “furry friends” courtesy of Kroll’s Farm, according to Lichterman. “This is our third year (and we’re) looking for it to be a …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Initial A Guy, A Girl on a Bench collects food and sundries for West Deerfield Township Food Pantry.
Tradition begins with an idea and that is what Kevin’s Place owner Kevin Quigley thinks Wilmot Elementary School third grader Eden Chaban has done. With the inaugural A Guy, A Girl on a Bench Friday collecting food and sundries for the West Deerfield Food Pantry Saturday and Sunday afternoon in front of the eatery, Quigley hopes that is what he and Chaban have accomplished. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Quigley wants the event to become an annual part of Deerfield’s holiday calendar collecting for the pantry just like Three Guys and a Truck has become a major summer event in Deerfield for the same purpose. “When Three Guys and a Truck started we filled (part) of a truck,” …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Village Board hears from Kevin Quigley and Eden Chaban about A Guy, A Girl and a Bench. Trustees also honor state golf champ Ian Kelsey.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
At nearly all meetings of the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees the community takes time to honor achievement and upcoming events of note before dealing with pending legislation. Before Monday’s meeting, Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the Trustees honored state high school golf champion Ian Kelsey. It then heard from Kevin Quigley and Eden Chaban about an event today and Sunday Quigley hopes will complement Three Guys and a Truck. Earlier: Civic Passion Arises From Kevin’s Place Quigley, the owner of Kevin's Place, and Chaban, a Wilmot Elementary School third grader, told the people at the meeting about A Guy, A Girl and a Bench from 2 to 4 p.m. today and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday outside Kevin’s. They will be sitting on the bench in front of the …
Friday, November 23, 2012
How much will Kevin Quigley and Eden Chaban collect for the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry? It's up to you.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Townships in Highland Park, Deerfield, and Lake Forest and beyond help feed those less fortunate.
A variety of opportunities are available for clients of food pantries in West Deerfield, Moraine and Shields Townships as Thanksgiving approaches Thursday. People who usually go to the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry will find a pumpkin pie and other “seasonal favorites,” in their bags, according to West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison. “The people in Deerfield and West Deerfield Township are extremely generous,” Morrison said. “It is a wonderful time between now and Christmas. Those who have less are able to rely on the generosity.” The Pantry feeds those in need all year. In Moraine Township, there is more emphasis on Christmas than Thanksgiving, according to Moraine Township Supervisor Mari Barnes. People will find …
Monday, November 12, 2012
State Sen. Elect will resign as West Deerfield Township supervisor.
West Deerfield Township Supervisor and state Sen. Elect Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) will leave her local post in the next two months to plunge into her new duties full time leaving an opening in the post she has held for nearly 16 years. Though a new supervisor will be elected April 2, the Township trustees will choose a successor to Morrison, most likely in December, to complete the balance of her term. That person can run for a full four-year term in April. Earlier: Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29th State Senate Race “This is an opportunity for someone to step up and be an integral part of the community,” Morrison said. “It is a job I have loved for 16 years.” The two requirements for the $67,000 a year job to complete Morrison’s …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Dold gets firsthand look at kosher facility in Northbrook while Morrison continues to serve those in Deerfield, Highland Park and Lake Forest.
Activity at food pantries throughout the area has been on the increase for the last five years as both Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison know. Morrison has seen needs jump 15 percent a year since 2007 as the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry helps more than 200 people a month in Deerfield, Lake Forest and Highland Park. Earlier: Food Pantry Use Shows Sign of the Times “We’ve always had our seniors but we’ve had a lot more families lately,” Morrison said in December. Though any township resident whose income is below three times the national poverty rate (of $20,000 per year) qualifies, Morrison said she goes out of her way to help. “If someone comes in here and really needs help, we…