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The Food Pantry Needs Your Help

For children and adults alike, the summer should be a time of respite -- a season to enjoy the sunshine, to take a break from work and school. But for the 1.9 million people in Illinois who struggle with food insecurity, the summer is a time of added complication. As school breakfast and lunch programs go on hiatus and church food programs slow while members take a break, many people struggle to find a place to turn for their next meal.

This makes the work of The Church of the Holy Spirit's food pantry even more important in the summer. And this past week, the pantry's inventory was so low, we had to cut back on the number of bags we give to families in need. Please help keep this vital ministry going through the summer. Non-perishable food donations can be left at the food pantry or church office 7 days a week.

The food pantry is particularly in need of:

Canned chicken (12-13 oz)
Canned ham
Spaghetti sauce (26 oz cans or plastic jars)
Spaghetti noodles
White rice (1 lb box or bag)
Canned vegetables - especially peas (16 oz)
Cereal (not larger than 18 oz)

Please also consider sharing this news with any friends who may also be able to make a donation.