Cook County Farm Bureau Support Cook County Families and Food Pantries
Together with partners, Cook County Farm Bureau® donated much needed food staples and essential non-food items to six Cook County food pantries.
The donations directly benefited the one in seven individuals in Cook County who are hungry. Partner food pantries, Alicia’s House, South Chicago Heights; Lakeview Pantry, Chicago; Orland Township Food Pantry, Orland Park; Schaumburg Township Food Pantry, Hoffman Estates; St. Cletus Food Pantry, LaGrange; and Wheeling Township Food Pantry, Wheeling, were selected by local representatives from COUNTRY Financial®.
Representatives were from the following COUNTRY Financial agencies: Chicago North, Chicago South, Chicago Northwest, Chicago Northeast, Orland Park, and South Holland COUNTRY Financial offices.
Donations were raised in celebration of Food Checkout Day. Food Checkout Day celebrates the healthy and nutritious food local farmers grow and raise by providing food or cash donations to people in need.
Results of this year’s Food Checkout Day will be available in the April edition of the Co-Operator.