NFPN’s Holiday Food Drive: December 2013

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This holiday season, NFPN is working with different community partners to ensure that everyone has access to one of our most essential needs: food.

During this month of December, the Northwest Food Partners Network is holding a “Holiday” Food Drive, as a way to address food insecurity in our community. More than 43,000 residents within NFPN’s service areas experience food insecurity, meaning they’re uncertain about where their next meal will come from. NFPN believes that we should work collaboratively to ensure that everyone has access to food— during the Holiday season and always.

While we already have some secured business partners, we are still looking for local businesses, organizations and schools to join in this food security effort. Here are some ways that you can become involved:

  • Schools and community organizations can hold contests to generate donations of non-perishable food items and emergency non-food items, such as toiletries and cleaning supplies.
  • Local businesses can hold a bin to collect non-perishables or collect monetary donations at their registers, which would directly go to emergency food providers to be able to purchase food for distribution.
  • Grocery stores can donate salvage produce.

WISH LIST OF MOST NEEDED ITEMS:

FOOD ITEMS

  • RICE
  • BEANS   (DRY OR CAN)
  • TORTILLAS
  • CEREAL
  • CEREAL/GRANOLA BARS (SNACKS)
  • FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

NON FOOD ITEMS

  • TOILETRIES (TOOTH BRUSH/PASTE, DEODORANT, SOAP ETC.)
  • LAUNDRY DETERGENT
  • CLEANING SUPPLIES (LYSOL SPRAY AND BLEACH ETC.)
  • DIAPERS (BOTH CHILD AND ADULT)
  • FEMININE PRODUCTS

If you are interested in participating, please contact NFPN’s Co-Chairs:

SARAH FINKEL (773) 276-4900 EXT. 214

sarah@lacasanorte.org

CASEY NUNES (630) 440-1904

casey.nunes1@gmail.com

NFPN’s lead agency is La Casa Norte. La Casa Notre’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. The organization provides access to stable housing and delivers comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. La Casa Norte dreams of a world where all people have dignity, communities thrive and everyone belongs. NFPN is funded through Chicago Community Trust.

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