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Township Asks Residents to Donate Fresh Produce to the Food Pantry

 

The Township Food Pantry is in need of fresh produce. Interested residents can support neighbors in need by dropping off fresh fruits and vegetables at the beginning of each week. The Township has begun promoting "Fresh Produce Mondays" in order to encourage residents to remember the Food Pantry when they do their own grocery shopping on Mondays.

 

Community Service Administrator Brian Leverenz explains, "The Food Pantry has some regular supporters who donate and keep us supplied with produce, however lately we have not been able to keep up with demand for fresh fruit and vegetables. We ask residents to make donations of these perishable goods at the beginning of the week so our clients have a selection of fresh items during the week. We aim to have the produce supply depleted by Friday so nothing spoils over the weekend. We do everything we can to avoid waste."

 

The supply of fruit and vegetables is more predictable during the summer growing months when many residents who have gardens share their home grown produce with the Pantry. For now, the Pantry is hoping to rely on the generosity of residents to meet the community need.

 

Residents who wish to support this effort may drop fresh fruit and vegetables at the Township Office at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. No appointment is necessary.

 

In addition, there will be a food drive in support of the Township Food Pantry hosted by Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club taking place on Saturday, May 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with the collection taking place at the Jewel-Osco at 411 Green Bay Road in Wilmette. That drive has asked residents to donate "No Canned Goods" in order to collect packaged goods, toiletries and cleaning detergents needed by the Pantry. That list includes cookies, crackers, granola bars, nuts, raisins, pasta sauce, cooking oil, peanut butter, jelly, salad dressing, salsa and other condiments, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes and paper goods.

 

A list of Pantry Priority Needs is always available on the Township website. The Township is grateful for the responsiveness of our residents. 



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Township Board of Trustees Meeting
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April 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.

 
April 24, 2018
Mental Health Committee Meeting
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May 07, 2018


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

The Mental Health Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
May 07, 2018
Township Board of Trustees Meeting
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May 08, 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.

 
May 08, 2018
Committee of the Whole Meeting
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May 22, 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.

 
May 22, 2018
Agency Oversight Committee Meeting
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May 23, 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.

 
May 23, 2018
Money Follows the Person Committee Meeting
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May 24, 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.

 
May 24, 2018
Office Closed - Memorial Day Observed
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May 28, 2018


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

New Trier Township will resume business on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

 
May 28, 2018
Mental Health Committee Meeting
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June 04, 2018


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

The Mental Health Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
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