Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The pantry expects to serve 1,000 more people this year.
Although New Trier Township is often ranked among the wealthiest areas in the U.S., the township’s food pantry expects to see an increase in demand this year. “By end of this fiscal year, we will probably serve 1,000 more people than we did a year ago,” said Debbie Van Solkema, communication director for New Trier Township. The food pantry expects to serve more than 4,500 people in the fiscal year 2013, which will end in February 2013. In the fiscal year 2012, the food pantry served 3,655 people, according to township data. Donations Needed Year-Round At New Trier Township Food Pantry, 739 Elm St., Winnetka, there are usually enough donations to meet needs over the holiday season. It’s the rest of the year that staff are more concerned …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Harkness House partnered with the Grand Food Center to donate items to New Trier Township Food Pantry.
A line of toddlers pushing shopping carts filled the baking aisle at the Grand Food Center on Tuesday morning. Giggling, cheerful, these cutie pies were on a mission, and, no, it was not to buy candy. These tiny tots from the Harkness House for Children were shopping for food to donate to New Trier Township Food Pantry. “This is the first time we’ve done it,” said Jaimie Walnes, fundraising chair with the all-volunteer school board. “We wanted to do something with [the Grand Food Center] to say thank you, and we know that they are super into the community so we came up with the food drive idea.” Armed with $5 each, the 50 children aged between 15-months old and 5 years old, were tasked with finding items for lunch or dinner at the …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Rotary Club of Winnetka, Northfield collected more than $1,000 in donations.
Friday, November 9, 2012
New Trier Veterans of Foreign Wars will be remembering local veterans at Winnetka Community House on Sunday.
A New Trier graduate will be the guest speaker at this year’s Veterans Day Observance in Winnetka. Sam Badger was awarded the Silver Star for Conspicuous Gallantry and will be speaking at the event held at 5 p.m. on November 11, at Winnetka Community House. Winnetka resident Robert Yale will also be presenting the Hadley School for the Blind a $10,000 grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. The grant will support Hadley’s Blinded Veterans Initiative, which Yale helped organize. For more about the initiative read: Hadley School Debuts Blinded Veterans Initiative “As a veteran myself, I am very proud that my award will enable The Hadley School for the Blind to serve veterans that have so selflessly given to our country though their…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Close to 30 witches rode around Winnetka on Halloween, making their way along Green Bay Road and even riding inside The Grand Food Center. Did you see them?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Northfield-based senior center held a benefit on Sept. 26.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
INFANT Inc. is now participating in The Grand Food Center’s Food for Funds program where the Winnetka-based charity will receive 3 percent of all Grand Foods or Dee Jay Foods receipts submitted between now and December 31.
This summer a woman stopped by the Northfield Township Food Pantry hoping to secure a special infant formula for her newborn baby. But the food pantry did not carry it. Instead of referring the woman to another agency, Mary Lou Kratochwill, food pantry coordinator at Northfield Township Food Pantry called INFANT Inc., a Winnetka-based nonprofit. “They are here at the drop of a dime,” Kratochwill said. “All I have to do is call and within a day they will have bring formula for pantry clients.” INFANT provided about three months supply of the special Gentlease formula for the baby, Kratochwill said. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Winnetka-Glencoe Patch's newsletter or "like us" on Facebook. 30 Years and Ongoing Since 1983, …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Central School students raised money to benefit the Anti-Defamation League.
Schneider cleans the beach while Dold takes staff to work in the woods.
Some people like to enjoy a day at the beach while others head to the woods for recreation. Sometimes they go there to make the world a better place. Brad Schneider of Deerfield was cleaning up the beach Saturday. He is the Democratic candidate challenging Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) to represent Illinois’s 10th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Earlier: Dold Takes Staff for Outing in the Woods Schneider joined a group of more than 50 people Saturday at the Ft. Sheridan Beach as part of an annual Lake County Board effort to raise awareness and clean the beach. "I was honored to join volunteers at this month’s Adopt-a-Beach event and do my small part in keeping our Great Lakes clean,” Schneider said. “Maintaining …