Local churches, community organizations and hundreds of individuals generously donate food, money and volunteer time to keep the Food Pantry running successfully throughout the year. Contact us today to get involved!
Ryker Boehm presenting the check to our Board President Melody Stanko
We would like to let everyone know how generous the local stores are to our pantry. A BIG THANKS to the following stores for their ongoing donations of food to our pantry: Jewel - Cary, Jewel – Fox River Grove, Aldi's - Cary, Trader Joe's - Algonquin, Walgreen’s – Cary, and CVS - Cary
We send volunteers to these stores 5-6 times a week to pick up fresh food such as produce, dairy, bakery and meats. Walgreen’s and CVS donate holiday items. We would not be able to offer this type of food if it were not for the generosity of these stores. Please remember how generous these stores are when you are shopping.
Last month Cary-Grove high school student Ryker Boehm held a clothing drive for the pantry. He coordinated the drive with the Savers store in Crystal Lake IL. Savers has a fundraising program which purchases the clothing to resell and donate.
With the help of friends and family, Ryker was able to collect over 4,000 lbs. of clothes. In return, that amount netted $915 for the pantry, which included Ryker’s personal contribution of $50. Because the pantry receives fewer donations over the summer months, the timing was perfect.
The Pantry Board would like to thank Ryker and all those who contribute to keeping our pantry stocked throughout the year!