Rotary club of Carol Stream helps feed people in need at a local apartment building by assisting with a mobile food pantry
The Northern Illinois food bank collects and distributes food to people in need in Northern Illinois.  According to their website:  "Northern Illinois Food Bank – a proud member of Feeding America – is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than half a million people each year. A nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in a 13-county service area, they rely on our generous donors, volunteers, and community partners – the local food pantries and feeding programs, food manufacturers and retailers, companies, foundations and individuals who join in a vision for no one to be hungry in Northern Illinois.  Rotary has worked at many NIFB events and has donated food for many years to this worthy organization.  This year, they provided a MOBILE truck, filled with fresh vegetables from the season, meats and other foods to be delivered to the residents of a large apartment complex.  Many of the residents do not have transportation options to get their food for their families.  Carol Stream Rotary helped distribute these goods to people who essentially "live in a food desert" or do not have access to good nutrition. The truck arrived and parked in the lot of the apartment.  We sorted veggies and fruits, gave out meats, boxes, and milk, and even helped residents tote their packages up to their apartments.  On one of the last warm, sunny days in October, Girl Scouts and community members joined our club to help distribute to 122 individuals representing 38 families.