BOLINGBROOK, IL — To help support the West Suburban Community Pantry this holiday season, there will be several “pack the pantry” events throughout the Bolingbrook community during the pantry’s annual Harvest Week Drive.

The annual drive will be held Nov. 1 through Nov. 11.

“We served nearly 70 percent more people last year,” Pantry CEO Suzanne Armato said in a release. “ With the holidays being our busiest time of year we need our communities’ help to ensure that everyone can enjoy the sense of warmth and security that we all seek during the holiday season.”

In Bolingbrook, several locations will accept donations through Nov. 11 during open hours. You can drop off donations at:

  • Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road
  • Bolingbrook Park District Recreation and Aquatic Complex, 200 Lindsey Lane
  • Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive

The pantry is hoping the community will help provide the most requested foods and foods that are hard to source.

“In addition to shelf-stable holidays foods, our customers want items that help them make a delicious full meal – items like spices, salad dressing, condiments, rice, and beans,” Paul Matsushima, Director of Pantry Operations, said in a release. “Also, pantry staples like canned chicken and tuna, and low sugar canned fruit or low sodium canned vegetables—items that are harder to source help us meet our customers’ special dietary needs and mean we can offer quality protein.”

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