Orland Township will hold another free, drive-thru grocery distribution for township residents who are experiencing financial hardship since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, June 19, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.
The Township Food Pantry will have more than 300 boxes packed with perishable and non-perishable grocery items and a gift card to a local grocery store. Proof of residency is required.
“During the previous grocery distributions, Orland Township provided more than 1,500 families with boxes of non-perishable food items, fresh produce, meat, bakery items, water, paper towels, toilet paper and more,” said O’Grady. “We are able to continue providing these essential items to our neighbors in need because of the wonderful and generous response by so many individuals and local organizations. We can’t thank you all enough for your caring and commitment to the community.”
The distribution will again operate as a drive-thru. Residents must show identification with proof of residency and are asked to stay in their vehicles and wear a mask when interacting with Township staff and volunteers.
Orland Township’s grocery distribution is scheduled for Friday at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until boxes last. Only one box per address.
To enable the Food Pantry to continue to assist residents, the township has created a Go Fund Me campaign to Stock the Pantry. Individuals wishing to make a donation can go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/orland-township-food-donation-drive to make a donation.
Orland Township will also accept in-person donations during the Food Pantry’s regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non-perishable items in demand include: canned fruit, pasta sauce, tuna, broth, cereal, dry potato mix, dry stuffing mix, cake mix and macaroni and cheese.
For more information, call the township at 708-403-4222, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.