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Grayslake Central Students Organize Food Drive

Did you receive your empty bag? Please fill it with non-perishable food items for Grayslake Central High School's 20th annual food drive.

Grayslake Central High School Student Council and Public Service Practicum students are excited to announce the 20th annual GCHS Food Drive.

The students are once again working with the Grayslake Lions Club to host the annual community event and are hoping to collect at least 45,000 pounds of food to donate to local families in need.

Area residents should have already received a flyer and an empty bag.  Students will be returning to collect donations from residents on Saturday, Nov. 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

Residents are asked to leave non-perishable food items on their doorsteps by 9 a.m. Cash and Check donations are also accepted and should be made out directly to the Avon Township Food Pantry

More than 150 GCHS students will be working on this endeavor. Students are seeking any support possible from the community in order to help brighten the holiday season for families in need. All donations do remain in the local community.

Key Dates

  • Saturday, Nov. 17: Students will return to pick up donations. Residents may also bring donations directly to Grayslake Central High School if preferred or donate cash or checks (Please make payable directly to the Avon Township Food Pantry).     
  • Friday, Dec. 7: Students from Grayslake Central will spend the day sorting and boxing canned food in preparation for delivery to local families. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 8: The Grayslake Lions Club, along with students from Grayslake Central, will deliver boxes of food to families in the community.  The Grayslake Lions Club also provides turkeys, potatoes, apples, and milk. The remaining food will be donated to the Avon Township Food Pantry, where it will also be used to feed individuals in need within the surrounding areas.

Submitted by Grayslake District 127

Editor's Note: Grayslake North is also conducting a food drive, so please give, give, give!

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