Posted by Eric Jones on Jul 31, 2019
Using funds raised in celebration of the club's 75 anniversary, the Rotary Club of Sycamore today made a donation valued at $5,000 to the Spartan Food Pantry. The donation consisted of items needed to expand the pantry's operational efficiency to be able to continue to offer their services as demand continues to increase into the pantry's second year of operations. These items included ten 8-foot tables with storing racks, folding chairs, wire shelving units, a shoe rack, and utility wagons as well as a monetary donation of $2200. These donations come at a critical time for the pantry. Originally launched as a fully-funded pilot program through the Northern Illinois Food Bank, starting next month the pantry will have to transition to a fully self-sufficient entity, relying on local donations to continue to thrive. The donation is also timely due to the recent St. Albans fire, which has left many families in the area without food, shelter, clothing, and daily necessities.