Spring Spectacular Gala on April 7th Celebrates 25 years of Service
West Suburban Community Pantry is celebrating 25 years of providing food and resources to people struggling with hunger at their annual Spring Spectacular Gala being held April 7th at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville. The event will honor how the pantry has grown from 1992, when the organization served 1,000 people per month, to 2017 serving 4,000 people per month at its high point.
“As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the West Suburban Community Pantry, we’re reminded that even though the world around us has advanced rapidly the sad reality of poverty and hunger still exists for far too many families in our community,” says Pantry Board Member and Co-Founder Barbara Schmith. Schmith started the pantry with her husband Roger in a closet at St. Scholastica Church in Woodridge. The pantry has grown over time to meet the changing need in the area. In fact, nearly 10% of DuPage County residents don’t know where or if they will find their next meal.
The West Suburban Community Pantry welcomes you to join them in taking a look back and glimpsing into the future of serving those in need in the Western Suburbs. For information on the event or to purchase tickets, please visit wcpinc.org or call the pantry directly at 630-948-8131. Sponsorship packages are also available. Proceeds from the event go to help support the mission of the pantry to offer food for the hungry and resources to empower an improved quality of life.