The Grayslake Lion’s Club donated $3,000 to the Northern Illinois Food Bank in the name of the Avon Community Food Pantry Not for Profit.
The $3,000 donation was the bulk of the funds that allowed the Avon Community Food Pantry to coordinate the purchasing of 225 Thanksgiving dinners for their clients.
Mary Dietz, President of the Grayslake Lion’s Club, along with Don Dietz, David Brenner, Cynthia Lee and Rob Depke, presented the check to Wendy Warden, President of the Avon Community Food Pantry.
Warden said because of this major donation from the Grayslake Lion’s Club, this is the very first time the food pantry at Avon Township has ever been able to purchase the maximum number of dinners we have the capacity to distribute to our families. We couldn’t have accomplished this goal to help so many without partnerships with organizations like the Grayslake Lion’s Club.
Dietz and Warden agree whenever organizations the Grayslake Lion’s Club and the Avon Community Food Pantry come together, problems get smaller and the community gets better because we help where help is needed.Warden said organizations such as the Grayslake Lion’s Club and the Avon Community Pantry NFP work tirelessly to help those who are less fortunate in our own communities. Together we do make a difference.
—Submitted by the Avon Township Food Pantry.