West Suburban Community Pantry is expanding their service territory to include Bolingbrook and Romeoville effective immediately. The addition comes as the result of a series of strategic moves the pantry will make to enhance their impact in the community over the next several years.

The Pantry, which has historically only served DuPage County residents, serves approximately 36,000 households annually. The move into these two areas is expected to increase the number of families they serve by approximately 10%.

Laura Coyle, Executive Director of the West Suburban Community Pantry said, “We are overjoyed to be able to open our doors to the residents of the cities of Romeoville and Bolingbrook. We are committed to doing everything we can to help as many of our neighbors in need as possible.”

An estimated 9.1% of Bolingbrook and 8.4% of Romeoville residents live in poverty according to the 2015 U.S. census data on population and poverty.

“Food pantry services will be a blessing to our patients.” said Dr. Sue Davis, FPN who runs the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center. Upon hearing that the pantry was going to begin serving Bolingbrook, the health center jumped on board to help promote the service to their customers. Food insecurity has been directly linked to a variety of health issues including diabetes and heart disease.

For more information, please contact Laura Coyle, Executive Director of the West Suburban Community Pantry at ltcoyle@wcpinc.org or 630-948-8131.

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