April Food Day

JOIN UNITED WAY FOR APRIL FOOD DAY
APRIL 1, 2016!

Local food pantries estimate that the need for food and toiletries has more than doubled in the past five years. The need is especially high in the spring and summer months as donations decrease and supplies diminish. Join us on April Food Day and help us reach our goal of 30,000 pounds of food for families and individuals throughout the Chicagoland region.

On April 1st, all the collected food will be taken to the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18501 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, Ill., from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The food will then be packed up and taken to food pantries and shelters throughout the Chicago Southland.

Pantries include: Respond Now—Chicago Heights, Ford Heights Community Service Organization, Richton Park Food Pantry, Catholic Charities –South Holland, Restoration Ministries—South Holland, LBD Enterprises—Hazel Crest and Together We Cope—Tinley Park, Thornton Township

What Can I Donate? (Unopened and non-expired cans and boxes-no glass)
Canned Fruits and Veggies (pull tops if possible)
100% Fruit and Vegetable Juice
Canned Meats and Stews
Beans (canned and dry)
Pasta and Sauce
Bagged Rice
Chips and Cookies
Hamburger Helper, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Evaporated or Powdered Milk (packets)
Infant Supplies (baby food, formula, diapers)
Hygiene Supplies (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent, feminine products)

How Can I Participate?
Start a food drive at your workplace
Go shopping for donations as a family
Do your spring cleaning and donate any non-perishable food from your own pantry

Drop off your donation at any of the below locations:

South-Southwest Suburban United Way Regional Office – 4747 Lincoln Mall Dr, Suite #405, Matteson

ALSIP

Alsip Park District Apollo Recreation Center – 12521 S. Kostner Ave

Baymont Inn & Suites – 12801 S. Cicero Ave

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – 5000 W. 127th St

First Midwest Bank – 11900 S Pulaski Rd

First Midwest Bank – 11346 S Cicero Ave

BEECHER

Plum Creek Nature Center – 27064 S. Dutton Rd

BLUE ISLAND

Blue Island Park District Memorial Park Field House – 12804 Highland Ave

First Midwest Bank – 12015 S Western

CALUMET CITY

Sandridge Community Center – 600 Oglesby Ave

CHICAGO

Cargill Salt – 12201 S Torrence

Gary Comer Youth Center – 7200 S Ingleside Ave

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist – 3330 S King Drive

UAW Local 551 – 13550 S Torrence Ave

CHICAGO HEIGHTS

Chicago Heights Park District Recreation Center – 1400 Chicago Rd

First Midwest Bank – 1030 Dixie Hwy

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS

First Midwest Bank – 4101 W 183rd St

CRESTWOOD

First Midwest Bank – 13500 S. Cicero Ave

Holiday Inn Express – 13330 S. Cicero Ave

FLOSSMOOR

Homewood-Flossmoor High School – 999 Kedzie Ave

HARVEY

Harvey Park District Administration Building – 15335 Broadway Ave

HAZEL CREST

Village of Hazel Crest – 3000 W 170th Place

HOMEWOOD

First Midwest Bank – 18600 Dixie Hwy

La Banque Hotel – 2034 Ridge Rd

Addus Healthcare – 1800 Ridge Road, Suite 2 East

LANSING

Chicago Southland CVB – 2304 173rd St

First Midwest Bank – 18120 S Torrence Ave

Comfort Suites Lansing – 2235 173rd St

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago South – 2323 172nd St

Sleep Inn Hotel – 2255 173rd St

MATTESON

Country Inn & Suites – 950 Superior Dr

Colin Powell Middle School – 20600 Matteson Ave

First Midwest Bank – 4600 W Lincoln Hwy

LaQuinta Inn & Suites – 5210 Southwick Dr

Matteson Community Center – 20642 Matteson Ave

Matteson Village Hall – 4900 Village Commons

World Hyundai – 5337 Miller Circle Dr

MIDLOTHIAN

First Midwest Bank – 3737 W 147th St

MONEE

Monee Reservoir – 27341 Ridgeland Ave

Monee Village Hall – 5130 W Court St

OAK FOREST

Best Western – 4375 Frontage Road

OAK LAWN

First Midwest Bank – 6011 W 95th St

OLYMPIA FIELDS

Village of Olympia Fields – 20040 Governors Highway

ORLAND PARK

First Midwest Bank – 11200 W 143rd St.

First Midwest Bank – 11155 W 180th St.

Georgios Banquets, Quality Inn & Suites Conf. Center – 8800 W 159th St

Orland Park Village Hall – 14700 Ravinia Avenue

Orland Park Sportsplex – 11351 W 159th Street

The Horton Group – 10320 Orland Parkway

PALOS HEIGHTS

First Midwest Bank – 12600 S Harlem Ave

First Midwest Bank – 13419 Ridgeland

PARK FOREST

First Midwest Bank – 2 Main St

Park Forest Village Hall Recreation & Parks Dept. – 350 Victory Dr

SOUTH HOLLAND

Thornton Township – 333 E 162nd St

Seton Academy – 16100 Seton Rd

South Suburban College Main Campus – 15800 State St

TINLEY PARK

Country Inn & Suites – 18315 S LaGrange Road

First Midwest Bank – 16700 S 80th Ave

First Midwest Bank – 17500 S Oak Park Ave

Hilton Garden Inn – 18335 LaGrange Road

LaQuinta Inn & Suites – 7255 W. 183rd Street

UNIVERSITY PARK

Village of University Park Fire Dept. – 698 Burnham Dr

WORTH

Worth Park District Terrace Centre – 11500 South Beloit Ave

Questions? Please contact Bianca Spratt at Bianca.Spratt@uw-mc.org.