Character Counts Food Drive
For nearly a dozen years, Character Counts! in Glenview has partnered with local parents and volunteers to organize a community-wide food drive to support the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Beginning Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 30, the students of District 34, District 31, District 30, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and St. Catherine Laboure are coming together in conjunction with Character Counts Week to collect food items for donations to the local pantry. Collection boxes will be located at each school. Families may also choose to deliver food or check/cash donations directly to the pantry. A running total can be found below.
What Should We Give?
The Northfield Township Food Pantry has received tremendous community support meeting the needs of our residents during the pandemic. Unfortunately there are still significant challenges simply sourcing enough food in appropriate household sizes.
Some of the most important items that are difficult to stock in sufficient numbers are canned proteins such as tuna, chicken, salmon, beef stew, pasta with meat i.e. SpaghettiOs, and beans; soup; rice and pasta mixes and shelf-stable potatoes.
We invite teachers to use the data collection in any school projects that seem appropriate. If you take photos of collection activities, email them to District 34 Director of Communications Cathy Kedjidjian.
We have set a community-wide goal of collecting 10,000 food items in two weeks.
Our intent is to get children thinking community-wide rather than by individual schools.
Totals will be updated by 4pm Monday - Friday.