Letter: Sugar Grove food pantry seeks help

By on February 11, 2010

The Sugar Grove “Between Friends Food Pantry” would like area residents to know that they are working very hard to keep the pantry shelves stocked and they would like your help.

All non-perishable foods are gratefully accepted by the facility, but some items seem to be most popular: spaghetti sauce, pastas, pancake mix and syrup, box dinner mixes, canned fruits and vegetables, juices, breakfast cereals, baby food, sugar and flour, soups and stew.

There is always a special need for personal care and household items that food stamps cannot be used for, such as laundry detergent, dish soap, cleaners, baggies, garbage bags, diapers (infant and adult), shampoo, conditioner, soap, other toiletries, tissues, toilet paper, and feminine products.

Donated food, household products and pet food items can be dropped off at the conveniently placed drop-off boxes in the following locations during business hours: the Sugar Grove Animal Hospital, GreenAcre Cleaners, Sugar Grove Village Hall, Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Sugar Grove Library, Castle Bank, Old Second Bank, Sugar Grove Re/Max All Pro Realty, McDole Elementary School and the Aurora Candlewood Suites.

As a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank, the food pantry can purchase needed food items at greatly reduced rates. For example, $2 at the food bank buys eight boxes of name brand cereal.

If you would like to help the food pantry with a monetary donation, it can be made out to Between Friends Food Pantry and mailed to P.O. Box 509, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

Diana Baker
Pantry Volunteer
Sugar Grove