September is National Hunger Action Month! To help support the local food pantries, the Village of Plainfield, C.W. Avery Family Y.M.C.A., Plainfield Park District, Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield School District 202, and Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce are encouraging residents, organizations, and local businesses to donate to one of the local pantries.
With the pandemic, all of the pantries have seen an increase in requests for service. Residents can help by donating online or by dropping off nonperishable donations at one of the local pantries listed below:
- Bags of Hope, a private backpack food program, serves Plainfield School District 202 and welcomes both monetary and nonperishable donations. To donate online or for a list of locations that accept donations, visit www.boh2016.org. On Saturday, September 19, from 9-11 a.m., the Plainfield Park District will hold a drive-through collection event for Bags of Hope at the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC), 24550 W. Renwick Road. For more information, visit www.plfdparks.org.
- Green Harvest Food Pantry also welcomes monetary and nonperishable donations. To donate online, visit www.greenharvest.org or drop off donations at 25448 W. Ruff Street, Plainfield.
- Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry – Donate online at www.plainfieldfoodpantry.org or drop off nonperishables at Plainfield Township, 22525 W. Lockport Street, or the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 24109 W. Lockport Street.
- To donate online to St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry, visit www.stjohnfood.org.