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Village Pantry
The Village Pantry Coalition Inc. is a Non-Profit 501c3 Tax Exempt Organization serving Evergreen Park.

HISTORY
The Village Pantry Coalition was established by a coalition of Churches, Representatives of Village Administration, Community Organizations and Evergreen Park residents to HELP Evergreen Park residents who may find themselves needing temporary food assistance in an emergency situation caused by unemployment, illness, fire, etc. Since opening in September, 1981, the Village Pantry has served over 5,500 families, distributing food valued in excess of $620,000.

CONTRIBUTIONS
Contributions are received from many sources within the Village; schools, senior clubs, businesses, churches, and private individuals. The Pantry's primary source of food donations is through local food drives. Additional food items are purchased through the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Cash contributions are welcome at any time throughout the year. Those wishing to make cash contributions should make checks payable to the Village Pantry Coalition, and mail in care of

Hamilton B. Maher Community Center
3450 W. 97th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

CONFIDENTIALITY
Please be assured that there is complete confidentiality of all individuals who use the Village Pantry.

LOCATION
The Village Pantry is located in the former Howatt Fire Station at 98th Place and Washtenaw.

HOURS OF OPERATION
The Village Pantry is staffed by senior volunteers. Hours for food pick-up are Friday 10:00am to Noon; then from 2pm - 4pm.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE
The Village Pantry is intended to serve the residents of Evergreen Park. Those in need may visit the Pantry during hours of operation. If further or immediate assistance is needed, please contact your local church, Village Official, or Office of Citizens Services. Depending on family size and food available, a Pantry Volunteer will distribute enough food for at least one week, possibly more. This is a temporary relief agency. No one is turned away.

If you have any questions, need further information, need further assistance, or would like to refer someone in need, please contact Jolene Churak at (708) 422-8776.

VILLAGE PANTRY COALITION INC.
BOARD MEMBERS


Jolene Churak, President
Ann Dykstra, Vice-President
Patrick Bagley, Treasurer
Mary Ann Deihl, Secretary
Cathy Aparo, Village Clerk
Rev. Timothy Biel, First United Methodist Church
Sr. Margaret Christina Hoban, Little Company of Mary Hospital
Marge Holoubek, Resident
Laura Shallow, Fifth Third Bank
Bill Smith, District 124
Virginia Wrobel, Senior Council/Resident

VOLUNTEERS
Peter Eckroth
Ron Furry
Ken Johnson
Jerry Lindquist
Edward Nowicki
Bill Prendergast
Stella Ripoli
Barbara Scales