“Economic hardship has affected millions of people from all walks of life, including those living in the North Shore area,” says United Way for the North Shore in a prepared statement. “Job cuts, medical bills, and the devastating housing market have led many local residents to seek the assistance from food pantries.”
The United Way of the North Shore, area food pantries, local businesses and volunteers have combined efforts to help residents in need by replenishing local food pantry shortages. As part of United Way’s Campaign Kick-Off week, persons are asked to donate goods at local-drop off sites in Evanston, as well as suburbs to the north.
The drop off sites in Evanston are Coldwell-Banker, the Evanston Libraries, and the Evanston Civic Center. United Way has set a goal to collect 10,000 pounds of food.
“While we can’t eradicate all of the need in our area, we can certainly make a difference. We are one community and we LIVE UNITED,” said Gary Von Glinow, Chief Professional Officer, United Way of the North Shore. “The time to give has never been greater,” said Gary Von Glinow, Chief Professional Officer, United Way of the North Shore. “We hope as we launch our United Way campaign, that the 11 communities across the North Shore will come together to give, advocate and volunteer and contribute to our food drive.” While the food drive was originally scheduled to end on Oct. 10, it has now been scheduled to continue through the end of October.
For more information on how to participate, please call or e-mail United Way of the North Shore at (847) 999-2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.