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Cook County Farm Bureau® to Support Cook County Families and Food Pantries as Part of Food Checkout Day 2024

01/03/2024 @ 1:30 pm

In celebration of the healthy and nutritious food grown and raised by local farmers, Cook County Farm Bureau® members and partners are supporting local families and food pantries.

 

The year 2024 marks the 24th anniversary of Food Checkout Day and Cook County Farm Bureau’s latest effort to support local families in need. Rather than supporting a single charity, Farm Bureau will partner with four local Cook County pantries.

 

Farm Bureau members who wish to donate to a local food pantry in celebration of Food Checkout Day are asked to complete the form below and to designate which of the partner food pantries that their donation is for.

 

All four partner food pantries were selected by our partners at COUNTRY Financial.

 

Common Pantry on the north side of Chicago serves nearly 600 households per month. For the past 55 years, the Common Pantry has met the emergency needs of the local community by providing healthy food, kinship, and support to help overcome poverty-related challenges. The Common Pantry strives to provide balanced, nutritious food to the families they serve. Common Pantry was selected by Chicago North COUNTRY Financial Representatives.

 

Tinley Park Food Pantry in Tinley Park serves residents of the Tinley Park and Orland Hills communities. Since 1982, the Tinley Park Food Pantry has been providing a weekly food distribution to families in need, as well as a monthly delivery to the Brementowne Manor, a senior retirement community. Tinley Park Food Pantry was selected by Orland Park COUNTRY Financial representatives.

 

Schaumburg Barn in Schaumburg serves as a second home for many of the area’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. Committed to good nutrition, the Barn offers nutritious and affordable meals. The Barn partners with the Community Nutrition Network to provide daily hot lunches and an older adult market. Schaumburg Barn was selected by Chicago Northwest COUNTRY Financial Representatives.

 

Share Food Share Love in Brookfield provides food assistance to residents of 15 villages in western Cook County. Like many other pantries, Share Food Share Love experienced exponential growth in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and that need continues to linger, especially as the pantry’s service area continues to expand. Share Food Share Love was selected by Chicago South COUNTRY Financial representatives.

 

New in 2024, Young Leaders Host a Hygiene Product Drive as Part of Food Checkout Day

 

New this year, Cook County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Committee are asking members to “buy one extra” when they’re shopping for personal care items this year.

Common personal care items of need include soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, and dental floss. These items can be dropped off at three locations in Cook County:

  • Farm Bureau office at 6438 Joliet Road in Countryside
  • Wagner Farm at 1510 Wagner Road in Glenview
  • Ted’s Greenhouse at 16930 84th Avenue in Tinley Park

 

If you’d prefer to donate cash, please indicate if the cash is for food or hygiene items. Donations can be made by credit card by calling the Farm Bureau office at 708-354-3276 or by mailing in the form below with a check. Donations will be accepted until March 2, 2024.

 

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Food Checkout Day 2024

Food Pantry Donation

 

 

Food Pantry Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

Your Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ City: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

State: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Zip Code: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Email Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

Please indicate if you’d like your donation to be designated to the Young Leader Hygiene Product Drive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

 

 

Please make checks payable to Cook County Farm Bureau. Checks should be mailed to Cook County Farm Bureau, 6438 Joliet Road, Countryside, IL 60525.

 

All proceeds will be donated to Cook County food pantries. Donations will be accepted until March 3, 2024.

 

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