Plainfield Residents and Businesses Encouraged To Get Involved in
Hunger Action Month
September is National Hunger Action Month here in Plainfield! To help support the local food pantries, the Village of Plainfield, C.W. Avery Family Y.M.C.A., Plainfield Park District, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield School District 202, and Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce are encouraging residents, organizations, and local businesses to donate to one of our local pantries.
With the pandemic, all of the pantries have seen an increase in requests for service. Residents can help by donating monetarily online at greenharvest.org or by dropping off non-perishable donations at Green Harvest located at 25448 Ruff St. Plainfield.
Donors can also drop of donation items at North Star Credit Union located at 12251 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL.
Please join us in helping our hungry neighbors!
We urge you to become part of the SOLUTION!
Please Help Us
Millions of families in America go hungry every year. Help us provide them with enough to eat.
Hunger is Real
850 Million People are Hungry Worldwide
1 in 5 People in the US suffer from Hunger The highest in the history of the US
15% of Illinoisans live with food insecurity
1 out of 5 children in our communities live in food insecure households
Holiday Meal Boxes
Although every day is a struggle for our people facing hunger, the holidays can be a particularly stressful time. As their neighbors, co-workers and friends prepare for an Easter celebration with family that includes a traditional meal, extra treats and gifts, they wonder if they will have enough food to keep their families from going to bed hungry. Together, we have an opportunity to take away the worry of where their Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday meal will come from.
Through our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, we can obtain Holiday Meal Boxes. Each box contains everything needed to make a traditional holiday meal for a family of eight, including a 12-16 pound turkey, vegetables, fruit, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, dessert and other goodies.
To purchase the ingredients in the store would cost over $60.* Through our affiliation with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, you can help us provide a Holiday Food Basket to a family for just a $20 donation. Our food pantry serves over 150 families every month and we are always seeing new faces of people that are facing a crisis caused by the economy, unemployment, under-employment, an unexpected medical or car bill or additional family members living with them
Last year we distributed 300 Holiday Food Baskets to our food pantry visitors; this year we would like to distribute at least 300 boxes.
Will you help us make the holidays a little brighter for these families by making a donation for Holiday Meal Boxes?
Please click on the link below to donate NOW!
As always, thank you for your continued support.
At Green Harvest, we feel that these uncertain times have led us toward aiding low-income families, retirees, and the workers of our community who have recently lost their jobs. We believe that there is a serious problem today when parents must decide between feeding, providing shelter, or buying medicine for their children.
It Takes A Ton!
It takes about 4 tons (8000 - 12000 lbs) of food and a lot of volunteers each month to feed our clients and their families.
Did you know for $400 you could purchase a ton of food?
Because of our partnership with Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva, Illinois, we are able to purchase over 45% of the food and personal hygiene items we need each month.
Would you consider purchasing a ton of food? Maybe your small group, church, school or even your office would like to help us reach our goal of 72 tons of food by the end of 2018?
Call 630-416-1109 or email us.
You can also make a cash donation by clicking here.