If you can’t give money or food, please give your time

By on December 17, 2009

by Diana Baker
Between Friends Food Pantry volunteer

Ask most of us to describe our Thanksgiving weekend and we would probably use at least four of the following words: “Faith, family, friends and food.” Our local Sugar Grove food pantry is working hard to gear up for the holidays and the cold winter months ahead, and they could use your help with all those words, especially the last one—food.

A donation to the Sugar Grove Between Friends Food Pantry is a valuable gift in whatever form it may take. There are many ways the supporters of the food pantry can help. Consider these easy ways to help: Donate food, donate your time or make a monetary donation to Between Friends Food Pantry.

Donate money by contributing as an individual or an organization or by becoming a food-pantry sponsor. Donate food, either as a corporate donor, a neighborhood subdivision, a charitable organization activity or as a family or individual. If financially you are unable to help with money or food, donate time by exploring volunteer opportunities at a special event or at the food pantry facility. They can use some of your time to help unload, organize, pack and help serve the families who come for assistance.

The holidays are upon us—join in the spirit of giving and help your neighbors. The individuals, families, single parents and children you choose to help can be people with disabilities, the elderly living on fixed incomes, people who have lost their jobs and are out of work temporarily. They are people in our neighborhoods. They are people like us.

If you need assistance of the food pantry or would like to help us, please go to our website at: www.sugargrovefoodpantry.org or contact Melisa Taylor at (630) 466-0345 or e-mail her at taylormmt@yahoo.com. Monetary donations can be made out to Between Friends Food Pantry and mailed to P.O. Box 509, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.