Letter: Thank you, Kaneland community

By on November 24, 2010

I would like to take this opportunity to thank friends throughout the Kaneland community for answering the call to help the Between Friends Food Pantry.

After hearing of the ever-expanding need that the pantry has been experiencing, I posed a “Thanksgiving Meal Mail-in Challenge.” The response was tremendous.

Between various Facebook and e-mail friends, we were able to generate over $1,500 in two weeks time. Congrats to all.

I cannot list everyone in this note, but please know how important your contributions have been. When turning in the funds, I became aware that the Thanksgiving Meal needs had increased to nearly 60. I hope that everyone will continue to assist the local food pantries with donations of non-perishable food items, household items such as toilet paper, diapers, shampoo, etc., and most of all, cash donations. The cash donations allow them greater spending capacity at the food bank.

I will continue to accept any donations that are mailed to me, and they will be reserved for Christmas dinners for the families. We have crossed the first hurdle of the holidays with the Thanksgiving Meal, let’s continue to support our families throughout the rest of the holiday season.

Mari Johnson
Sugar Grove