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Norwood Park Food Pantry To Distribute Food, Toys at Christmas

By Heather Cherone | December 11, 2014 5:44am
 New Hope Food Pantry, which is celebrating its10th anniversary, served 215 families a few days before Thanksgiving.
New Hope Food Pantry, which is celebrating its10th anniversary, served 215 families a few days before Thanksgiving.
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New Hope Food Pantry

NORWOOD PARK — The New Hope Food Pantry expects to feed 250 families on the Far Northwest Side this Christmas, officials said Thursday.

Families who live in Jefferson Park, Gladstone Park, Forest Glen, Norwood Park, O'Hare, Sauganash, Edison Park and Edgebrook can pick up bags of food designed for a holiday meal starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Methodist Church, 7115 W. Hood St.

In addition, volunteers will distribute toys to children that were collected at Onahan Elementary School, Niles Community Church and the Jefferson Park Police District, said Bobi Shields-Farrelly, a member of the food pantry's board of directors.

Resurrection College Prep High School students collected a large portion of the food that will be handed out.

The food pantry, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, served 215 families a few days before Thanksgiving.

Between 65 and 80 people take advantage of the pantry's weekly distribution of an emergency supply of food designed to last for three- to- five-days, pantry officials said.

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