The Des Plaines Community Foundation recently presented the Self Help Closet and Food Pantry with a $5,000 donation.
The Foundation also presented Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry as well as the Elk Grove Township Pantry with donations of $2,500.
To date, the Des Plaines Community Foundation has donated $26,000 to the Self Help Closet & Pantry, and an additional $15,000 to other local pantries.
The Foundation board members also volunteer their time to collect donated paper goods for the Self Help Closet & Pantry. As part of the Seasons of Service Committee, Foundation members and volunteers collected paper goods (towels, diapers, etc.). The Des Plaines Community Foundation also donated $250 to buy additional paper goods.