Children and teens 18 and younger who receive free breakfast and lunch at school lose that benefit in the summer, and their parents worry about their little ones going hungry. Your support of our summer Appeal campaign will allow us to purchase foods necessary to meet children’s needs.
Your gift will allow us to address children’s needs at this time of year. Summer months are difficult for our food pantry. Food drives in the area are essential to our pantry operation, and allow us to give groceries to 5,000 people each month throughout the 27 communities in our service area. In the summer there are fewer food drives and our pantry stock dwindles. To organize a food drive or personal products drive for us, email Pantry Services Manager, George Rumbaugh or phone him at (708) 633-5040, ext. 7228.
Back to School
We are also beginning our Back to School campaign to provide backpacks and school supplies to hundreds of youngsters in need so that they may begin a new school year equipped to succeed.
We value your support and honor your gift with our commitment to fiscal responsibility. Of every dollar donated to Together We Cope, 92 cents goes directly to client programs and services.