Harvest Week will be celebrated throughout Woodridge, Lisle, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove and Naperville the week of November 3-10 to collect new unwrapped toys, children’s books and holiday foods for neighbors in need who are supported by West Suburban Community Pantry. The Pantry serves over 750 families each week from DuPage County including Naperville, Lisle and Woodridge, as well as the Bolingbrook and Romeoville communities.
“Costs have skyrocketed and so has the need. Help is especially critical during the holidays and bringing joy to struggling families is rewarding to donors and families alike,” says Development Director Lisa Spaeth. “We count on the generosity of our community to help local children and families share in the security of knowing they have a meal to share and can enjoy warmth and peace of the holiday season. We are so grateful for your support.”
Items needed include:
New Unwrapped Toys (ages 0-12)
New Unwrapped Books (ages 0-12)
Baby Diapers and Wipes
Canned or Instant Gravy
Canned Cranberries or Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin, Apple or Cherry Pie Filling
Other Holiday Foods
Drop Off Locations Include:
Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club
Friday, November 4 – 8:00-10:00 AM
Naperville Country Club
25w570 Chicago Ave.
Water Street Downtown Naperville
Saturday, November 5 – 9:00 AM-Noon
Water Street Plaza between Webster and Main Streets
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church- Downers Grove
Sunday, November 6- 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
5235 Fairview Avenue
First Congregational Church-Naperville
Monday, November 7 – 1:00-4:00 PM
25 E. Benton Ave.
Woodridge– Athletic Recreation Center
Tuesday, November 8 – 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
8201 S. Janes Ave.
Woodridge NorthStar Wealth Group
Wednesday, November 9- 9:00AM-4:00PM
6435 Main Street Suite 160
Wednesday, November 9- 4:00-8:00 PM
290 N. Bolingbrook Drive
Lisle Park District
Thursday, November 10 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
1925 Ohio Street
Donations are also accepted at the Woodridge Pantry at 6809 Hobson Valley Drive Unit 118, Woodridge, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 3 pm.
About West Suburban Community Pantry
West Suburban Community Pantry (WSCP) provides food and resources to people facing hunger, unlocking access to nutritious meals and strengthening hope for tomorrow. Rooted in the community for 50 years, WSCP offers an in-person food pantry, Virtual Food Pantry with Door Dash Delivery option, and senior home delivery program to households in DuPage County, Bolingbrook and Romeoville. The Pantry also works with area public schools and runs child nutrition programs and connects families with financial assistance and free workshops. Every day, WSCP is moving closer to the vision of a community without hunger thanks to the support of individuals, businesses and organizations. Together, we are nourishing our community, so everyone has access to the food they need to succeed. Visit www.wscpantry.org and find us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more.