Rep. Feigenholtz collecting holiday food donations for Lakeview Pantry

Thu. November 21, 2013 10:22 AM by News Staff

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Chicago, IL - State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) is helping collect food to benefit the Lakeview Pantry East this holiday season. 

"The last few years have been tough for many local families," Feigenholtz said. "The economy has put a strain on food pantries at a time when they are needed the most."

Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, whole grain products (e.g., cereal and pasta), canned tuna, canned meat, canned beans or vegetables, canned fruit in juice, low sodium soup, vegetable juice or V8, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other non-perishable, non-expired food items.

Donations will be collected at Feigenholtz's office at 3223 N. Sheffield Ave., Suite A, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. through Wednesday, Nov. 27. The items will then be delivered to the Lakeview Pantry East, located at 3831 N. Broadway next Wednesday.

The pantry has been open since 1970 providing food to people living below the poverty and eliminating hunger in our community. In addition to providing groceries, the pantry offers programs to combat unemployment and housing instability.

"In the spirit of giving thanks for all that we have, it's important to give back during the holiday season," Feigenholtz said. "I encourage everyone in our community to come together to help lift each other up this holiday season."

For more information or questions call Feigenholtz's office at (773) 296-4141.

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