CHS Elburn partnered with Greater Elgin Family Care Center to fund a mobile food pantry through the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Together they served over 100 clients benefitting over 400 household members in DeKalb County.
Families gathered in the parking lot of Greater Elgin Family Care Center’s Sycamore location on a Monday afternoon in December, holding boxes, bags and baskets. A truck arrived and volunteers from CHS Elburn and Greater Elgin Family Care Center began unloading food from bays and organized them on tables around the truck.
“Hunger is a real problem for so many people in our local community,” said Stephanie Hess, marketing communication specialist for CHS Elburn, “We were happy to partner with Greater Elgin Family Care Center to be able to bring the mobile food pantry to the area”.
Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program provides food distribution to under-served areas, where there is little access to food assistance. Every distribution includes frozen meat, a valuable source of protein, fresh produce, bread, and nutritious non-perishable items, as well as cleaning items when available. Each Mobile Pantry distribution visit lasts two hours and can provide nutritious food to as many as 300 families.