by Mary Parrilli
KANEVILLE—Interested in making a donation as a way to kick off the Easter season? If so, you’re in luck.
The Kaneville Community Child Center (KCCC) is currently hosting a food drive for the Elburn Food Pantry this month. The food drive began on March 1 and will continue until Friday, March 22.
“We wanted to find a project to help the community, so we decided to sponsor a food drive to help the Elburn Food Pantry. After all, it’s Easter season—a season about giving and helping people in your community,” said Judy Divizio, director of KCCC.
Divizio and KCCC proceeded to do just that. She and the KCCC board wrote a letter to the parents at the school, announced in the Kaneville United Methodist Church newsletter and posted a notice at Hill’s Country Store in Kaneville as a way to get the word out about the food drive and the fact that it’s open to all for donations. Donation boxes are currently located at all three establishments.
Divizio said she’s received items such as diapers, cooking oil, laundry detergent, cereal, stuffing, cake mixes and toilet paper from the families of children who attend KCCC. In addition, KUMC Pastor Harkness informed Divizio that the church’s donation box is already full.
“People really did a great job as far as looking to see what the food pantry needs,” Divizio said.
The donations will be transported to the food pantry before Easter weekend.
Divizio has worked at the KCCC for about four years, and said she is very dedicated to her community.
“I wanted to thank all of the families and individuals who have supported us and contributed during this time of giving,” she said.