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[David Segatti of Lombard sorts food for the DuPage Basket Brigade at his home Nov. 10.]
The Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club, for example, is providing Thanksgiving dinners for four local families.
“We usually work with District 58 and District 99 employees to identify families in need and offer to drop off at their houses directly, or we will drop at their respective school and they can pick it up,” said Lisa Sharkey Bollow, a member of the organization.
The Junior Woman’s Club has provided Thanksgiving meals to families in need for the past 10 years. The organization has fundraisers throughout the year to pay for the meals, which are cooked and ready to serve.
Meanwhile, the Grove Foundation recently presented 40 $25 Jewel gift cards to the Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry. The gift cards will be used for the organization's Thanksgiving basket and Christmas gift programs.
The DuPage Basket Brigade will deliver baskets and bags for Thanksgiving to families and homeless people in need throughout DuPage County.
In Downers Grove, nonperishable food items and toiletries can be dropped off through Nov. 17 at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St.; Downers Grove Park District, 4500 Belmont Road; Blast Fitness, 1550 75th St.; and State Farm Insurance, 5337 Main St. For information, visit dupagebasketbrigade.com.