ALSIP, Illinois – Canton of value Ends its emergency free food drive initiative after distributing 26,000 pounds of food in the past year. Residents in need of food are encouraged to visit the township pantry, which is open to the public.
In July 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly escalated, former Worth Township Supervisor and newly elected City Clerk Eamon McMahon partnered with Economic strategy development company and the Chicago Regional Council of the Carpenters Union to start the emergency food drops.
“Part of Worth Township’s response to the COVID-19 emergency was to address the growing problem of food insecurity in our community,” McMahon said in a press release. “Through the diligent efforts of our staff, the cooperation of ESDC and its representative Alex Esparza, and the constant volunteer efforts of the Chicago Regional Carpenters Council, we were able to organize 13 food distribution events to help thousands. of families in the past year. ”
McMahon estimates that the township has distributed around 26,000 pounds of food to residents suffering from food shortages. With Illinois now entering Phase 5, the township has seen a pullout for this popular event.
“We realize that as the emergency recedes, the issue of food insecurity and other basic needs remains unresolved for many of our neighbors,” added McMahon. “The Worth Township Food Pantry and our other community partnerships have been fully staffed and operational throughout this crisis and stand ready to assist any residents who may still need assistance.”
Worth Township Pantry staff invite residents to visit the Pantry twice a month during opening hours. Residents can visit the pantry once a month from 9 am to noon, Monday through Thursday, at Town Hall, 11601 S Pulaski Rd. Alsip. Residents can communicate directly and confidentially with the pantry office at 708-972-7869.