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Minooka police work with community for food drive

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

MINOOKA – Police Chief Justin Meyer and members of the Minooka Police Department are partnering with local schools, businesses and banks to provide additional food for local food pantries. With the number of families who use the food pantries increasing daily, the pantries need the support of the community to help keep up with the demand.

Last year, with your help, Minooka police were able to supply the food pantries with more than 2,500 pounds of nonperishable food items.

Nonperishable food items now are being collected to help meet the demand through “Project Share.” Collection boxes have been placed at the following locations in Minooka to help make donating easier: Harris Bank at 207 W. Mondamin St., Private Bank at 502 W. Mondamin St., Standard Bank and Trust at 515 U.S. Route 6, and Citizens Bank at 500 Bob Blair Road. In addition, schools in Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201 also are involved so send a food item with your child to school.

Food donations also are being collected at the police department, 121 E. McEvilly Road, through Dec. 13.

Needed food items include canned fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, spaghetti and sauces, cereals – hot or cold, peanut butter and jelly, pancake mix, pasta dinners and noodles.

Meyer asks the community to join the Minooka police in this effort to make this another successful year and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

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