Thanksgiving Food Drive
Along with Together We Cope we are helping fight hunger this season.
Food drive items needed most:
- Boxed cereal (18 oz. or less)
- Macaroni and cheese
- Peanut butter
We can’t get the foods shown above for free from the Greater Chicago Food Depository or from any other agency. These are the foods that immediately fly off our shelves because they are the favorites of children everywhere. If we don’t receive these childhood staples from donors like you, we buy them when we have the money.
Together We Cope uses 89 cents of every donated dollar to help people in so many ways, that we never have a lot of money to buy food for the pantry. Food drives held by local residents, churches, businesses, schools and other organizations help every day. The day after a donation is received, it is already bagged and being distributed to people who need it.
In most cases, the day after a food donation is received at Together We Cope, it is distributed to people who need it.
Your donation or food drive will keep food on all of our shelves, and on the tables of hard-working families working to get through a temporary financial crisis, all over the Southland. The money that our client families save on food is money they can use to pay bills.
Food drive staples always needed:
- Canned beans
- Canned fruits
- Canned meats (chili, chicken, stew, etc.)
- Canned soup
- Canned spaghetti sauce
- Canned vegetables
- Jelly or jam
- Ramen noodles
- Tomato sauce