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CARS of America in Glenview collects food for Northfield Township Food Pantry

“Hunger is unacceptable in our community.”

CARS of America in Glenview is now one of several local businesses that collect food for the Northfield Township Food Pantry.

Food Donation List

Read on to learn how more than 2,000 families a month can benefit from your donations.

Hunger does not discriminate: ‘I didn’t realize how many people use the pantry’

There’s a mother working paycheck-to-paycheck to support her daughter.

One man reminisces about the home he worked so hard to buy, but sadly, lost.

One patron is homeless. He’d found a job, only to lose it when the facility caught fire.

Another patron survives on social security and often has to choose between medicine and food.

These are just some of the people in need in our community. The Northfield Township Food Pantry helps to provide food to more than 600 households in our community.

“Since no tax dollars supply the pantry, we are completely dependent on the generosity of donors,” says Jill Brickman, Northfield Township Supervisor. “We’re fortunate to have so many people who care about their neighbors. This is truly a community pantry.”

Bring your donations to CARS of America

Because of the overwhelming need, CARS of America in Glenview has become an official food collection site for the Northfield Township Food Pantry. (In our Evanston location, we are an official food collection site for the Hillside Food Pantry.)

As a matter of principal, we believe charity begins at home. CARS of America has always supported local charities, such as Habitat for Humanity and shelters for local victims of domestic violence. We had donated to the Northfield Township Food Pantry a couple of years ago and realized the extent of the need that exists, even on the affluent NorthShore. Now we want to do more in Glenview and Evanston to help those who struggle to put food on the table.

We encourage you to drop off food donations from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and we will arrange to have the food delivered to the pantry.

Comments from Northfield Volunteers

  • “I didn’t realize how many people actually use the pantry. And that’s why I am glad I volunteer here.” — Lisa, Volunteer
  • “There’s more volunteers here than other places [where I volunteer]. And it seems there’s always at least one or two people here, whereas other places are always short.” — Ray, Volunteer

Need more info?

If you have any questions for CARS, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information about the food pantry, visit the Northfield Township Food Pantry website.