ServiceMaster DSI in Downers Grove is hosting a Food Drive for the month of February to benefit Feeding America. The drive will be held from February 2nd through the 27th. If you would like to participate, the drop off location for food items is at ServiceMaster DSI, 2400 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515.
All donations from ServiceMaster DSI’s Food Drive will help feed hungry neighbors in Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago counties. The most needed items in this area are: cereal, (whole grain preferred), canned chicken and tuna, peanut butter, pasta (whole grain preferred), rice, dried beans, canned fruits (in own juice preferred), canned vegetables, reduced-sodium soup, and pasta sauce.
A new study by Northern Illinois Food Bank and Feeding America shows that nearly 600,000 people in northern Illinois turn to food pantries and meal programs to feed themselves and their families.
Out of these 600,000 people:
- Children under age 18 make up 36 percent of our hungry neighbors, while seniors age 60 and older make up nine percent.
- Among all hungry neighbors, 40 percent identify as white, 33 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino and 17 percent identify as black or African American.
- 66 percent of households that use the Food Bank’s services have incomes that fall at or below the federal poverty level.
- 78 percent of people who use the Food Bank’s services have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, and 30 percent have completed some college, earned a business, trade or technical degree or completed a four-year college degree or higher level of education.
For more information about our drive, contact Pat Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.