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Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry

 The Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry Needs Your Help

This is the link you can use to donate money for a new box truck for the Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry.

Please see our information on this site. Please send out to all your friends on e-mail and facebook so we can

make this drive a huge success.

   http://www.gofundme.com/sne6dc

 April 2015

Hunger is a reality every day for more than 83,000 people in Dupage County, and at the Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry we are committed to providing nutritious food to our neighbors in need. Your support assists us to help individuals, seniors and children with the ability to get access to enough food to live an active healthy life.

 The Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry has been providing food assistance to residents of Bensenville, Wood Dale, and North Elmhurst since 1977.  We serve 300-350 households monthly which include as many as 1400 individuals of which 475 are children.  We see new families every week, many of whom have working adults in the household, but do not have enough income to cover their monthly expenses.

Each month we distribute approximately 20,000 pounds of food. Besides generous monetary donations, we also receive food donations from individuals, food manufacturers, retailers, community food drives, and from the Northern Illinois Food Bank.  Much of the food we provide to clients has to be picked up from grocery stores or other local food distributors. In order to collect these valuable donations we currently have two aging vehicles. Our key vehicle is a 20 year old truck needing continuous maintenance including fresh oil weekly and frequent repairs. It is our goal to replace this truck with a newer and more reliable box truck and eliminate the unnecessary repairs and maintenance costs burdening us today.  We are estimating that a used 14 foot box truck will cost us $30,000. We have already raised $10,000 and we are asking you to consider a designated donation to our Truck Fund.  A newer truck will ensure we are able to collect much needed donated foods from our local grocery stores, food distributors, and food drives, as well as pick up food purchased from our local Food Bank.

If you have not visited our food pantry and you would like a tour or want more information please call Judy Jorns at 630-834-2783.

Thank you for your generous consideration as we continue to feed our hungry neighbors!

Donations can be made to:

Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry, 192 S. Center Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

or our gofundme.com/sne6dc account.

Sincerely,

Judy Jorns

Bensenville Wood Dale Food Pantry