April Food Day

April Food Day

Join United Way of Metropolitan Chicago South-Southwest Suburban Regional Office for April Food Day!

DATE: April 7, 2017
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: Tinley Park Convention Center – 18501 Convention Center Drive





Local food pantries estimate demands for food and toiletries have more than doubled in the past five years. Your donation benefits local township food pantries to help families and individuals throughout our region thrive. Join us to help reach our GOAL OF 115,000 POUNDS of food and household goods for families and individuals throughout the Chicago region.

Here’s what hunger looks like in Illinois and our communities:

  • Over 1.6 million people in Illinois are considered food insecure, 64% of whom do not qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • 729,020 individuals in Cook County are considered food insecure, 69% of whom do not qualify for SNAP
  • 2,042,306 Illinois residents participated in the SNAP program in 2015
  • More than 770,000 Illinois children receive free and reduced school lunch, while nearly 350,000 children receive breakfast

How can I or my organization participate?

  • Sign-up to be a food drive drop-off location by completing the form below
  • Donate items at one of the designated drop-off locations listed below before April 7, 2017
  • Become an April Food Day sponsor

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
  • Bagged Rice and Pasta
  • Beans (canned and dry)
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables (pull tops if possible)
  • Cereal, Oatmeal, Granola Bars
  • Chips, Cookies and/or Crackers
  • Canned Meats and Stews
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine products
  • Infant Supplies (baby food, formula, diapers)
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hygiene Supplies (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent, feminine products)

For questions, please contact Maya Hardy at maya.hardy@uw-mc.org or 708.248.7910

Drop Off Locations

Alsip
Baymont Inn & Suites Alsip
12801 S Cicero Ave
Alsip, IL 60803

Doubletree by Hilton Chicago – Alsip
6000 W 127th St
Alsip, IL 60803

Bannockburn
La Quinta Inn & Suites Bannockburn-Deefield
2000 South Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015

Bridgeview
The Patio Restaurant
9100 South Harlem Ave
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Calumet City
Baymont Inn & Suites
510 East End Ave
Calumet City, IL 60409

Chicago
Ford Motor Company
12600 S. Torrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60633

Crestwood
Holiday Inn Express Crestwood
13330 South Cicero
Crestwood, IL 60445

Crete
Crete Park District
515 First St
Crete, IL 60417

East Hazel Crest
Village of East Hazel Crest
1904 West 174th Street
East Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Hazel Crest
Village of Hazel Crest
3000 W 170th Pl
Hazel Crest, IL 60478

Homewood
La Banque Hotel
2034 Ridge Road
Homewood, IL 60430

Lansing
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago South – Lansing
2323 172nd St
Lansing, IL 60428

Sleep Inn
2235 173rd
Lansing, IL 60428

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Chicago South – Lansing
2323 172nd St
Lansing, IL 60428

Matteson
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
950 Lake Superior Drive
Matteson, IL 60443

La Quinta Inn Matteson
5210 Southwick Drive
Matteson, IL 60443

Village of Matteson – Community Center
20642 Matteson Ave
Matteson, IL 60443

Matteson School District 159 – All Schools

Merrillville
La Quinta Inn Merrillville
8210 Louisiana St
Merrillville, IN 46410

Mokena
Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center
10847 La Porte Rd
Mokena, IL 60448

Oak Forest
Oak Forest City Hall
15440 S Central Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Oak Forest Park District
15601 S Central Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Olympia Fields
Iron Oaks Environmental Learning Center
20000 Western Ave
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Village of Olympia Fields
20040 Governors Highway
Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Orland Park
Homewood Suites By Hilton and Elements Conference Center
16245 LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60467

Quality Inn & Suites
8800 W 159th Street
Orland Park, IL 60462

The Patio Restaurant
7830 West 159th Street
Orland park, IL 60462

Park Forest
Village of Park Forest – Health Department
350 Victory Drive, Lower Level
Park Forest, IL 60466

Richton Park
Village of Richton Park
4455 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, IL 60471/p>

Tinley Park
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Tinley Park
18335 LaGrange Rd
Tinley Park, IL 60487

Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60487

April Food Day Drop-Off Location Registration

April Food Day Sponsors