daily herald West Suburban Community Pantry received community needs grant

The West Suburban Community Pantry in Woodridge has received a $13,500 grant through DuPage Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program to help support Counseling and Case Management Services and to assist clients with government applications for stabilizing service benefits such as SNAP and LIHEAP.

The grant was made possible with the earnings from the John W. Squire Fund and Pane e Pesci Fund of DuPage Foundation.

“With these funds, we will be able to bring awareness to its customers that West Suburban Community Pantry not only helps feed people but also helps them thrive beyond food,” said Kristin Jachymiak, Pantry Support Services Director. “WSCP’s Support Services allow customers to identify their own needs, and then case managers meet with them to begin addressing those needs. The counseling services give customers the support they need to manage the daily stresses of life.”

“We are so grateful to DuPage Foundation for helping us offer these critical services,” Jachymiak said.

The West Suburban Community Pantry provides hope for tomorrow by increasing access to nutritious foods through the in-person Woodridge food pantry, virtual food pantry, senior home delivery, and child nutrition programs in local school districts.

It supports families to reach a higher quality of life by providing access to community and government assistance as well as wellness workshops, and counseling with a focus on crisis stabilization.

Every day, it is moving closer to a vision of a community without hunger thanks to the generous support of the community and dedicated volunteers.

Visit www.wscpantry.org and Facebook and Instagram to learn more.

DuPage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) community foundation, is the philanthropic leader in DuPage County. DuPage Foundation manages more than $130 million in assets and has awarded more than $75 million in grants since its founding in 1986. Individuals and organizations seeking to provide impactful support to address critical issues in DuPage County and beyond can create powerful customizable gift solutions and partnerships through DuPage Foundation.

Learn more at dupagefoundation.org.

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