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CANDY DAY

THE WHEATON LIONS WILL ONCE AGAIN HOST THE COMMUNITY HUNGER FOOD DRIVE

The Wheaton Lions Club invites all our neighbors in the Wheaton, Carol Stream, Warrenville and Winfield area to join us in the fight against local hunger. The Wheaton Lions Club is partnering with area businesses to collect non-perishable food from September 17th –October 1, 2024

The People’s Resource Center (PRC) food pantry will be the beneficiary of all donations. This project is part of the Wheaton Lions “Focus on Hunger,” one of the six Lions’ primary “Pillars of Service” to serve our local communities.

Since 1975, PRC has been a steady resource to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. In 2023 PRC distributed over 53,000 shopping carts full of food to DuPage families. Food insecurity continues to be a challenge for many local families.

NOTE: Perishable food and products past their expiration date cannot be accepted.

PRC has more buying power in bulk lots.  Cash gifts will be used by PRC to purchase diapers and household cleaning supplies as their inventory requires.

 

The current list of items in greatest demand includes:

• Peanut Butter

• Canned Tuna

• Canned Chicken

• Chicken Noodle Soup

• Mixed Fruit (packed in fruit juice)

• Canned Pineapple (packed in fruit juice)

• Dry Pasta

• Rice

• Dried Pinto Beans

• Vegetable Soup

• Green Beans (low sodium)

• Ketchup

• Mustard

• Jelly

• Mayo

• Canned Corn (low sodium)

• Black Beans (low sodium)

• Pasta Sauce

• Diced/Crushed Tomatoes

• Apple Sauce

• Diapers (Sizes 5, 6, 7)

• Adult Diapers, all sizes

• Shampoo

• Bars of Soap

• Body Wash

• Toothpaste

Here are some photos from previous Hunger Food Drives.

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