Chris Depa

Donation Drop-off Day 2023

Our Next Donation Drop-off Day will be held: Saturday, April 1st, 9am–11amWestchester Community Church,1840 Westchester Blvd., Westchester The Westchester Food Pantry is gearing up for its annual Yard Sale Extravaganza!  High-quality unwanted household goods will be turned into food for our neighbors in need. Clean out your closets, cabinets, garages and basements…your donations can make …

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2022 Year-End Update

For the calendar year ended December 31, 2022, the Pantry served 4,895 client households, or approximately 16,000 individuals.  This represents a 65% increase over 2021; a 20% increase over 2020 (‘the height of the pandemic’) and an 85% increase over 2019.  Our clients were provided 183 tons of food, which equates to about 300,000 meals, …

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Our 2020 People Of The Year

Last year in Proviso Township was, it’s probably no exaggeration to say, epic — primarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which overturned our lives in a trillion different ways. And then George Floyd was murdered, which prompted its own global reckoning that engulfed Proviso Township. Quarantines and business closures and mask mandates collided with protests.

Fighting Food Insecurity in Western Cook County

For some families in western Cook County, it’s a struggle everyday to to put food on the table. But the Westchester Food Pantry is helping fighting insecurity. Amanda Grant, executive director of the Westchester Food Pantry join us Sunday to talk about the issue and how inflation is contributing to the problem.

Local Restaurants Show Off Soups at Westchester Food Pantry Souperbowl

The “Souper Bowl” is the Westchester Food Pantry’s largest fundraising event of the year. On Saturday, February 4, 2023, the Westchester Food Pantry is excited to once again host its popular Souper Bowl! Last year, despite the COVID winter surge, the third annual Souper Bowl event held in February 2022 raised nearly $10,000 for the …

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