Shining A Spotlight

Three local food banks are shining the spotlight on our community’s food crisis this September for National Hunger Action Month.

The West Suburban Community Pantry, People’s Resource Center, Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry, and Neighborhood Food Pantries hosted “Spotlight On Hunger in our Community” at Benedictine University.

The event brings awareness to the plight of the over 50 million people in America facing hunger.

Roger Schmith of the West Suburban Community Pantry opened the discussion by saying, “Before I’m done reading this sentence, one maybe two people will die from malnutrition.”

The get-together brought attention to the increasing number of residents in need of food assistance.

Pete Schaefer is Executive Director of Neighborhood Food Pantries.
“It’s little meetings like this, people talking that are really going to make the difference because I think a lot of people don’t think of hunger as an issue in Naperville, or DuPage County, or Kane County, but it is.”

More than 95,000 people in DuPage County have food insecurities, and over half of them are children.

Visit West Suburban Community Food Pantry’s website at wcpinc.org for more information.

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