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 (check back for updated drop-off locations)
  • 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

April Food Day Sponsors

April Food Day Drop-Off Location Registration