D&A employees donate over 1,600lbs of items to Self Help Food Pantry in Des Plaines, Illinois.
The Self Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. It runs with a staff of 70 volunteers and one part-time employee serving as the Executive Director. The Pantry serves more than 400 households – all in the city of Des Plaines or with children in Des Plaines public schools.
In 1971, the Women’s Fellowship Circle of the First Congregational Church of Des Plaines established the Self- Help Closet &Pantry to offer food, clothing and small household items to help families of migrant workers adjust to life in this area. A small group of about ten women operated the Pantry in the church basement for several years. In 1987, the Pantry established itself as an independent, not-for-profit organization. As the client base increased, the Pantry has moved its facility several times to the present location at 769 Holiday Lane, Des Plaines IL 60016.
If you would like to donate, press on the following hyperlink: