Community Food Drive Kicks off at Stores in Highland Park


Participating merchants in downtown Highland Park are collecting non-perishable food donations through October 24

Benefiting North Shore food banks

Staff Report

Twenty businesses in Downtown Highland Park have come together to kick-off a community-wide food drive throughout the month of October. In an effort to help make a dent in hunger in our community, participating retailers are collecting non-perishable food donations through October 24 to benefit North Shore food banks.  The collection will culminate at a Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, October 24 from 11am-1pm, on the 650 block of Central Avenue. The retailer with the most items collected will have the mountainous display of non-perishable goods displayed in front of their store during the Touch-A-Truck event. Rain date scheduled for October 25.


“This fall food drive is a great way for us to give back and help the people in our community who turn to food banks for assistance,” says Pam Hillman, the owner of Posh EssentialsSprout Kids and Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore. “We are proud to support  Moraine Township Food Pantry and other food banks on the North Shore and the good work they do to fight hunger.”


“This is the season in which we really need food donations the most,” says Anne Flanigan Bassi, Moraine Township Supervisor. “It’s gets difficult to keep our pantry fully stocked during this time of year and we welcome the support for the 750 residents from 220 households that visit our food pantry each month.” Items that are most needed include: canned goods, toiletries, pasta, rice, oil, pasta, pasta sauce, jams and jellies.


Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at any of the following locations through October 24th: Ami Ami, Beanstalk Toyland & BookstoreBett’sB2, CitywoodsCos BarEileen FisherGoodiesGordon Salon, HP TopsJolie MaisonMy Best Friends ClosetMy Only Hang UpPosh EssentialsRoss Cosmetics & BoutiqueRunning RightSprout KidsSunset Foods and Theraputic Kneads. Kosher items may be dropped off at Highland Pop, a cRc kosher certified shop. For more information, please visit, or contact Pam Hillman at or 847-910-8447.


The Moraine Township Food Pantry’s mission is to provide responsible, efficient, and compassionate services and support for residents. The Food Pantry is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Evening hours can be arranged. For more information, please contact the Moraine Township Food Pantry at: 847.432.3240 or visit:

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