The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry needs your help to sponsor Thanksgiving Food Boxes for 600 local families in need. The Thanksgiving Meal Appeal is one of the most important fundraising campaigns we conduct all year.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflecting on all the blessings we have received over the year, when we look forward to enjoying the company of loved ones while eating a holiday dinner. Unfortunately, not all of our neighbors can afford this simple, traditional celebration. Slow economic growth along with rising food prices have left many local families struggling with hunger for the first time. As a result, increasing numbers of people are requesting food assistance from the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
You can give your neighbors in need something to be thankful for this holiday season by sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Box. A $50 tax-deductible donation provides a family with a 12-14 pound turkey and a box of non-perishable foods and perishable foods (milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs). Donations of any amount are welcome, and will help the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry meet its goal of showing 600 local families that our community cares.
Donations can be made online at glenellynfoodpantry.org or mailed to Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn IL 60137.