Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June Is Food Drive Month At Inspiration Corporation

Please keep Inspiration Corp. in your thoughts and actions this month by donating a food item or two.  Inspiration is looking for non-perishable food items such as meats, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned peas, corn, refried beans, boxes of Rice-A-Roni and other shelf-stable foods.  

"Inspiration Corporation is holding a month-long, food drive during June.  The nonprofit agency that offers supportive services to Chicagoans at risk of homelessness houses food pantries at Inspiration Cafe (4554 N. Broadway) and The Living Room Cafe (806 E. 64th Street). These pantries allow participants and community members who receive help from Inspiration Corporation to have access to shelf-stable food to feed their families.

Per month, Inspiration Corporation currently has over 220 visits to their pantries at a cost of $16,000 per year to stock them through the Greater Chicago Food Depository – a 10% increase over last year due to rising food costs and increased demand.

The agency will be collecting items at their two social enterprise restaurants: Inspiration Kitchens – Garfield Park (3504 W. Lake St.) and Inspiration Kitchens – Uptown (4715 N. Sheridan) and giving guests a special treat for donating.

Inspiration Corporation welcomes drop-off donations at any site,
and encourages Chicagoans to help by holding their own drives at their schools, office buildings or apartment buildings.

Those wishing to help can deliver food during business hours to 4715 N. Sheridan Road, 806 E. 64th Street, 3504 W. Lake Street, or 4554 N. Broadway. For additional information, contact mneveaux@inspirationcorp.org or 773-878-0981 x222."

1 comment:

  1. @ Inspiration, business hours are a closely guarded secret. Should you call after them, you are told that you called after them.

    Should you inquire what they are, press 5 - never you mind - "that selection is disabled", but welcome back to welcome.

    If it were anymore circular, they would hold my mortgage and be eligible for a bailout.

    Sigh. Into the dumpster with my canned goods - I could I'll afford the time to arrange to donate.

    Coler me less than inspired.