Vincentians and parishioners from St. Gilbert Parish host first mobile food pantry event
Fresh produce, meats, and non-perishable food items were given to 146 people, representing 544 family members in Grayslake and its surrounding communities on June 28, 2014.
"Serving over 100 people on the first event is considered a successful day," said the driver of the Northern Illinois Food Bank's mobile pantry.
Funds raised through a special collection at the church provided the $1200 needed to bring the mobile food pantry to St. Gilbert's Parish for a day. The people receiving the food were extremely grateful both for the assistance and the kindness shown to them by the members of St. Gilbert's conference.
St. Gilbert Parish is located at 301 East Belvidere Road in Grayslake, Illinois. To learn more about the mobile food pantry or to make a donation, please call 312.655.7183.