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New Trier Township Notes Summer Food Drive Success; Regular Donations Needed To Keep Shelves Stocked

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Winnetka, July 22, 2010 – Canned fruit, cereal, and laundry detergent were among the many items collected as New Trier Township and Grand Food Center joined together for a food and fund drive this past month. Volunteers stood outside the Grand Food Store in Glencoe and Winnetka and handed flyers to shoppers with a list of needed items. Thanks to the community’s generous support, approximately 250 bags of groceries and $250 in contributions were collected during the drive.
 
"Through the open-hearted generosity of shoppers we were able to restock our pantry shelves for two to three weeks," noted Patricia B. Cantor, New Trier Township Supervisor. "We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the management and staff at Grand Food Center for allowing us to conduct our drives at their stores in Winnetka and Glencoe."
 
Historically, the summer months are when the New Trier Township Pantry begins to see a decline in donations, yet the usage of the pantry remains the same. In some cases, notes Cantor, the needs can increase as families who receive assistance with the free lunch program during the school year no longer have access to that resource when school is not in session.
 
Each week, when fully stocked, approximately 90 bags of groceries are distributed. "When the pantry shelves become bare we do not turn people away but they are leaving with less," Cantor adds. The need continues and the Township publishes a list of current priority needs on its website at www.newtriertownship.com
 
About New Trier Township
New Trier Township’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to benefit the physical, mental and social-well being of Township residents.  Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves the 56,000 residents in the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield, and a small unincorporated area in Winnetka. The Township Office is located at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka or online at www.newtriertownship.com


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Committee of the Whole Meeting
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June 26, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
June 26, 2018
Agency Oversight Committee Meeting
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June 27, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Agency Oversight Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
June 27, 2018
Money Follows the Person Committee Meeting
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June 28, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Money Follows the Person Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
June 28, 2018
Office Closed - Independence Day Observed
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July 04, 2018


All Day Event
Location: New Trier Township, Winnetka, IL-60093

New Trier Township will resume business on July 5th, 2018.

 
July 04, 2018
Committee of the Whole Meeting
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July 24, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
July 24, 2018
 

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