On behalf of everyone who benefits from our York Township Food Pantry and General Assistance Holiday Programs, I would like to express my gratitude to the following corporations, organizations and individuals for their cooperation, support and generous contributions throughout the 2017 holiday season: American Legion Elmhurst-Post #187, Julie Ames, Ascension of Our Lord Parish, Tina Arvanitakis, Brand family, Catholic Charities, city of Oakbrook Terrace, Community of Christ Church, Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot, DuPage County Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots. DuPage County Sheriff Office's Shop With Law Enforcement, Flood Brothers, Glenbard East High School, Hassett Express, Interplan LLC, Lombard Fire Department, Lombard Junior Women's Club, Lombard Citizens Police Alumni Association, Lombard Public Works Department, Montini Catholic High School, NYK Line (NA) Inc., Peace Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Saint Alexander Catholic Church, Saint Pius X Catholic Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Storino, Ramello and Durkin Attorneys at Law, TBC Wellness, The Home Depot, The Lauren Kiefer Foundation Inc., TranzAct Technologies, Trinity Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Lilac Post #5815, Villa Park Junior Women's Club, Vision Solutions Inc., Kathy Wierer, Yuan Ji Chinese Dance Class, Willowbrook High School Warrior Project, York Township Republican Committeemen's Organization, Zumba Gold Class and many more individuals who wish to remain anonymous.
In addition to all the generous cash and food donations to our pantry, I am happy to report 151 families with 347 children were given toys, clothing and personal items through the York Township General Assistance "Adopt a Family for Christmas" 2017 program, I have seen firsthand how our York Township holiday programs have helped so many of the challenged families and senior citizens who reside in this community and how many of them enjoyed their Christmas so much more, thanks to the support of the corporations, organizations and individuals mentioned above.
York Township is blessed to have so many partners in the fight against hunger and so much support for our efforts to improve the quality of life for our residents.
John Valle is supervisor of York Township.