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Cook County Farm Bureau to Support Cook County Families and Food Pantries as Part of Food Checkout Day 2023

02/01/2023 @ 2:25 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 2023 marks the 23rd anniversary of Food Checkout Day and Cook County Farm Bureau’s latest effort to date to support local families in need. Rather than support a single charity or even a handful, Cook CFB will match member donations to any Cook County food pantry up to $1,000.

 

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 the food pantry that their donation and Cook CFB’s match is for. The food pantry selected must be a registered 501(c)3. Farm Bureau will match the first $1,000 donated. All donations will be considered part of Food Checkout Day.

 

In addition, Cook County Farm Bureau is partnering with four local food pantries for Food Checkout Day. The food pantries were selected by our partners at COUNTRY Financial.

 

All Saints Food Pantry in Palatine is an extension of the ministries of All Saints Lutheran Church. All Saints Food Pantry supplies food to underserved individuals in the northwest suburbs of Cook County, including Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Mount Prospect, and Arlington Heights. Through their Pantry on Wheels, over 100 families are served weekly. The mobile pantry serves area apartment complexes on a rotating basis. Member donations will directly benefit the individuals served through the mobile pantry. All Saints Food Pantry was selected by Chicago Northwest COUNTRY Financial Representatives.

 

Alicia’s House in South Chicago Heights is dedicated to Alicia who loved people and loved helping people. She would spend hours working with her Grandma Stella at the church food pantry, making bags of food to hand out to people in need. Although her grandma had a specific way to nutritionally pack the bags, Alicia would always add her special touch by making sure each bag would contain a special treat, usually candy. To honor the memory of Alicia who passed away at the age of four, Grandma Stella and Poppy Juan started Alicia's House. Alicia's House feeds hundreds of hungry families and each bag of food contains Alicia's special loving touch. Alicia’s House serves the communities of Beecher, Crete, Steger, Peotone, University Park, Monee, and South Chicago Heights. Alicia’s House was selected by Chicago South COUNTRY Financial Representatives.

 

Niles Township Food Pantry in Skokie serves over 1,000 families in the area. With the assistance of the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation, the pantry is able to provide assistance five days a week. Niles Township Food Pantry was selected by Chicago North COUNTRY Financial representatives.

 

Together We Cope in Tinley Park serves 27 south suburban communities in four townships, Breman, Orland, Palos, and Worth. Monthly, over 5,000 individuals rely on the services provided by the pantry. Together We Cope was selected by Orland Park COUNTRY Financial representatives.

 

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 3, 2023.

 

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