Elgin, IL – Forget Toys for Tots-this is Summertime! Was the last time you made a charitable donation back in the arctic blast? How about adding local community volunteer to your resume and gain instant satisfaction that your hard work and efforts made a lasting impact for your local Elgin neighbors? Check out the local food pantry, Food For Greater Elgin and become a Volunteer. This is a great place to start and no experience is needed! They serve over 1,200 families every month, which equates to 5,500 individuals, half of which are children.
Visit here to learn about more ways to volunteer, along with times/schedules:
Do you know of someone who needs assistance with food insecurity? Helping local Elgin families on tight budgets, the City of Elgin will be offering free lunches this summer to children. According to a recent article from the Courier News, Elgin Parks & Rec, the Northern Illinois food bank, local non profits and churches are coordinating free lunches this summer for local area children (ages 18 and under) from June 9 to August 15, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at the listed locations below:
East of Fox River
- Eastside Recreation Center, 1080 E. Chicago St.
- Clara Howard Park, 448 Fremont St.
- Observatory/Kiwanis Park, 259 National St.
- Salvation Army, 316 Douglas Ave.
- St. Francis Park, 277 Jefferson Ave.
West of Fox River
- Clifford/Owasco Park, 825 Clifford St.
- Cornerstone Park, 1540 Mulberry Lane
- Buena Vista Townhomes, 1285 Fleetwood
For more information, visit the link below or contact the Elgin City Parks and Rec Department at (847) 531-7000.