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State Sen. Bush asks people to donate to food pantries

GRAYSLAKE – State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, is asking people to donate food to local food pantries to help address increased need.

“With schools and businesses across the state closed, people have lost jobs or seen their incomes reduced. Some are now struggling to put food on the table,” Bush said. “Food pantries are struggling to keep up with higher demand and have no idea how long this will last, so it’s important that we help each other out during this troubling time.”

Bush is urging people who are able to donate to local food pantries in northern Lake County.

The following food pantries are accepting donations:

Wauconda Food Pantry: 505 W Bonner Road, Wauconda. Drop off is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, or call 224-430-4338 to schedule drop off. Items needed are nonperishable unopened food, canned food and toiletries.

Warren Township Food Pantry: 17801 W Washington St., Gurnee. Call 847-244-1101, ext. 101, or visit www.warrentownship.net/services/food-pantry/. Donation assistance is available from 1 to 3 p.m. March 27. Items needed are canned vegetables, laundry detergent and boxed mashed potatoes.

Avon Community Food Pantry: 433 E. Washington St. Round Lake Park. Call 847-546-1476. Ten people at a time will be served; all others will be asked to wait in their cars. Donations can be put in the donation box located outside the township office door or call the number provided. Items needed are unopened nonperishable food, disinfectant spray, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, hand sanitizer, diapers, bleach, pine cleaner, bread, toothpaste and mouth wash.

Open Arms Mission: 1548 Main St., Antioch. Call 847-395-0309. Donations take place Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Pull up to warehouse door with donations. Cash donations are accepted online at www.openarmsmission.org. Assistance is Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Drive through to pick up food. Items needed are bar soap, toilet paper and cash donations.

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