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The pantry, located inside Grace Lutheran Church, is an ecumenical endeavor of 15 churches that cooperate in providing food and volunteers to serve people in need who live in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lombard, Carol Stream, Lisle and Glendale Heights.
Those attending the event, which will be in the church's parking lot, can purchase food, play games and attend a free outdoor barn dance that begins at noon. Grilled chicken skewers, chili, apple cider donuts, coffee and bottled water will be sold during the event. All proceeds will be donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce's Halloween Spooktacular Festival and Parade also will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day. It will kick off with the popular Halloween Parade, which will step off at 9:45 a.m. near the Prairie Path east of Forest Avenue. The parade will then march down Main Street from Hillside Avenue to Crescent Boulevard.