Virtual Food Drive
Shop for food virtually or donate to help feed families!
The Coronavirus has shut down the economy. And led to an unprecedented loss of jobs. Which has created severe food shortages in our communities. Many of our neighbors are going hungry. So, Lakeside Bank is sponsoring a Virtual Food Drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository April 20-May 3. CLICK HERE for more details to either donate money or purchase food online for the Food Depository.
“As we face this unprecedented public health and economic crisis, our community must join together to ensure none of our neighbors go hungry,” said Kate Maehr, executive director and CEO of the Food Depository.
This Virtual Food Drive will support the Food Depository’s ongoing efforts to address the increased risk for food insecurity as a result of COVID-19. The economic impact from business and school closures are expected to disproportionately impact Cook County’s lower-income families and hourly workers
Every day, the Food Depository distributes an average of 200,000 pounds of food through its network of 700 partner agencies and programs, to people in need across Chicago and Cook County.
For the past 16 years, Lakeside Bank has sponsored a holiday food drive for the Food Depository, donating nearly 16,000 lbs of food to help alleviate hunger. Now more than ever, it’s time to step up to help those in need.
Please click below to support Lakeside Bank’s Virtual Food Drive to help feed families. You can either shop for food virtually to donate, OR, make a financial contribution.
In addition, Lakeside Bank is encouraging donations to the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry, to support our suburban communities in need. CLICK HERE to visit the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry.