Volunteers at Midwest Veterans Closet submitted photo

On the Friday before Thanksgiving, the VFW and American Legion joint food drive for vets came to a wildly successful conclusion.  We want to thank the Evanston community for their overwhelming support for our veterans.  Food kept streaming in during the entire campaign right up to the end date, Nov. 20.  

That afternoon, we took somewhere north of 1,000 lbs. of food up to The Midwest Veteran’s Closet in North Chicago.  This organization provides food, clothing, household goods and more to veterans in need. Please check out their website to learn more and how you might help Midwest Veterans Closet – Home

VFW Post 7186 and American Legion Post 42 thank the wonderful residents of Evanston for their outpouring of generosity and we look forward to future campaigns to support our brothers and sisters who have served our country.

                                                                                                                 — Bill Petty, a member of both posts.