Kids collect weight in food for area food pantry

By on March 12, 2009

The kids at the Kaneville United Methodist Church have been challenged by Sunday school superintendent Carol Alfrey to collect their weight in food and other nonperishables this Lenten Season for the Kaneland Area Food Pantry in Elburn. Last Sunday, all children and youth were weighed to determine their goal -approximately 1000 lbs. If they meet their goal, they will be treated to a “Make Your Own Sundae” Sunday after Easter.

The KUMC kids are asking the entire Kaneville community to help them with this important local mission project. Collection boxes have been placed at the Kaneville Library and at the Kaneville Community Child Center at the Community Center. In addition, the kids will be picking up donations door to door in Kaneville on Wednesday, March 18, between 6-7pm. If you have donations for pick up, please contact the church at (630) 557-2353 by Monday, March 16.

The Food Pantry is now being used by over 45 families each week. They are especially in need of cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, canned entrees, juice, canned meats, fruit, and vegetables, cookies, paper goods and coffee.