From the Daily Herald:

A mobile pantry sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club met its goal of feeding 200 families Saturday afternoon at Mike Rylko Park in Buffalo Grove. Luckily, no one had to be turned away.

The first 100 cars in line received a hot meal provided by The Continental Restaurant in addition to groceries that included meat, milk, eggs, cereal, potatoes, carrots and other staple food items provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

The food was packed and distributed by 28 volunteers, including 13 club members. Vehicles started lining up at 1:30 p.m., a half-hour before the event began.

By 3:30 p.m., the last box of food was loaded into the last vehicle's trunk.

"While it was a chilly day outside for our volunteers, it was heartwarming to see everyone working together to serve others who are experiencing challenges," said Buffalo Grove Rotary Club President Melanie Santostefano.

Club member Shannon O'Connor initially brought the idea of sponsoring a mobile pantry to the club and took the lead on organizing the event. She thanked the food bank, the restaurant, police and the park district for their parts in making the event possible.

Buffalo Grove Village Manager Dane Bragg and his son Wade help out Saturday at the mobile food pantry sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club.  Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor Image may contain: one or more people, sky, outdoor and closeup Image may contain: tree, sky and outdoor