SHERIFF’S POLICE DONATE HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE PROCEEDS TO NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP
Thursday, December 30, 2010— Nearly 200 pounds of nonperishable food collected by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police during an annual holiday food drive is being donated to a northwest suburban food pantry, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Thursday.
Cook County Sheriff’s Police Community Relations officers will make the donation to the Northfield Township Food Pantry, 3801 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. Township Supervisor Jill Brickman and Pantry Coordinator Mary Lou Kratochwill will be on hand to accept the donation.
During a two-day food drive held the week of Christmas, Sheriff’s Police sworn and civilian employees brought in 180 pounds of food, including pasta, canned vegetables, rice and soup.
The Northfield Township Food Pantry was chosen because it assists residents living in unincorporated Cook County, the primary patrol responsibility of the Sheriff’s Police. The pantry serves more than 1,000 local residents each month, according to pantry officials.