TWC has taken over sponsorship of the Greater Chicago Food Depository “Producemobile” operation in Bremen Township, where fresh produce is distributed to area residents once a month at the township’s Markham facility.
The previous sponsor, a food pantry in Markham, closed its doors and as a result the Bremen operation had no sponsor and stopped the program for a month. Program sponsors must be member agencies of the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
The agency fills a semi-truck with fresh produce it obtains from various sources, including some local farms, and delivers whatever items are available that day to neighborhood sites where the food is distributed to area residents. In Bremen Township, where as many as 200 families take advantage of the program each month, the food is distributed on the second Friday of the month (unless it is a holiday). Start time is 10 a.m. and distribution continues while supplies last.
The Bremen office is located at 16361 So. Kedzie Ave. in Markham. Further information is at 708-333-9530.
Together We Cope assists neighbors in need in four townships bounded by 87th street on the north to 183rd Street on the South, and between Will-Cook Road (County Line Road) on the west and Western Avenue on the east. Residents of this area (excluding the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood) are eligible for assistance from Together We Cope.