Food pantry needs are drastically increasing in our hometowns, and it’s through the generosity of community members that Wheaton Bible Church was able to support and serve these needs.
The call went out for people to shop for a specific food pantry, and to be dropped off at Wheaton Bible Church, located at 27W500 North Avenue in West Chicago, in a safe, physically distanced way without the need for social interaction.
On Saturday, May 10, 2020, a food drive was held for four food pantries in the area.
For those who didn’t feel comfortable or able to go shopping for food, financial donations were made.
As a result of the huge food drive hosted by Wheaton Bible Church, WeGo Together for Kids hosted three pop up food distributions to support families impacted by COVID-19. More than 300 families received food as a result thanks to all the partners and countless volunteers that stepped up to put families first. They include; People Made Visible, Gallery 200, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Wheaton Bible Church and DuPage Immigrant Solidarity.
A post on the Wheaton Bible Church’s Facebook page told the story this way:
“600+ cars. 4 hours. Hundreds of donations to 9 communities in our area. We are so thankful for your generosity towards our food drive on Saturday! You truly showed our neighbors the incredible, generous love of God.”
Check out a recap video of the day, below.
Thank you Wheaton Bible Church and all who gave so generously to this food drive. You are all community heroes.