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Posted on: November 20, 2008

[ARCHIVED] City of Elgin to Host Food Drive

In response to local food pantries urgent need, the City of Elgin is hosting a food drive through December 19, 2008.

“The economy is certainly having an impact and more families are struggling,” said RuthAnne Hall, the City’s management analyst, coordinating the effort. “Food pantries are low and in some cases have been turning people away.”

Food pantries are seeking canned and dry goods but are in most need of: spaghetti noodles in one-pound bags, spaghetti marinara sauce, white rice in one-pound bags or boxes, pinto beans, macaroni and cheese, canned spaghetti or ravioli, chili, beef stew, tuna, ramen noodles, pork and beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, crackers, peanut butter jelly, cereal/oatmeal, powdered milk, hand can openers.

Residents can drop off food from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at:
City Fire Stations:
550 Summit, 650 Big Timber, 2455 Royal Ave., 599 S. McLean, 804 Villa St., 707 W. Chicago, 3270 Long Common Parkway

City Hall
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, 60120

Centre of Elgin
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, 60120

Food can also be directly dropped off at:

Centro de Informacion
28 N. Grove
Elgin, IL 60120

Community Crisis Center
37 S. Geneva Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Salvation Army
316 Douglas Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120

Two Rivers Head Start
620 Wing Street
Elgin, IL 60123

All People’s Interfaith Food Pantry
First Congregational Church
256 East Chicago Street
Elgin, IL 60120

For more information, contact Hall at (847) 931-6104.

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