October 21, 2015. Today, as part of Magenium’s month-long Food Drive initiative, seven employees visited the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Led by Colleen LaMantia, the team carried bags of groceries collected at the office the past few weeks. Located only a block away from Magenium, the Food Pantry serves more than 100 families a month.
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is basically a grocery store in a church. Housed in a wing of the Grace Lutheran Church, the Food Pantry operates as an independent organization. More than 400 volunteers collect, organize and distribute groceries to those in need. Customers make regular appointments to shop for fresh produce, dairy, canned goods, bread, frozen meat, paper goods and more. “They become like a part of our family. We get to know them and their needs,” said Trisha Stevens, Associate Director, who led the tour.
The Food Pantry relies on donations from individuals, grocery chains, and the Illinois Food Bank. It is a non-profit ecumenical endeavor of Glen Ellyn churches working together since 1979 to help fight hunger in surrounding communities. As the holiday season approaches, the need for donations increases. Join with us to help. Find out more at www.glenellynfoodpantry.org