Westchester Food Pantry

As need increases, Westchester Food Pantry helps local families

Residents are encouraged to donate, volunteer and shop in their annual fundraiser  May 23, 2023 | By Francia Garcia Hernandez More families and individuals are relying on the Westchester Food Pantry, 1938 S. Mannheim Road, to get food and essential supplies for their households. Not only has the number of families who visit the pantry increased, so has the number […]

Local Holiday Shopping Kicks Off  With Westchester Winter Market

The Westchester Food Pantry held its annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Market in Westchester on Nov. 12. | Shanel Romain Wednesday, November 16, 2022 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  The Westchester Food Pantry’s annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Market may be the unofficial launch of the local holiday shopping season in Proviso Township. The Market took place at the Westchester Food […]

Looking For A Food Bank In Proviso? That’s Gotten A Lot Easier 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash The Thierer Family Foundation, an organization that helps nonprofits become more impactful through technology, announced on Oct. 25 that the Vivery platform is now available to all U.S. food banks and pantries.  The Greater Chicago Food Depository has been utilizing the platform for roughly a year […]

Community Roots Run Deep At Westchester Plant Sale

Members of the Grassroots Garden Group gather for a photo during their annual plant sale on May 14. The proceeds from the sale go to the Westchester Food Pantry. | Provided  Sunday, May 15, 2022 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Grassroots Garden Group’s annual plant sale, held Saturday near the village fountain on Cermak and Mannheim Roads in Westchester, […]

Grassroots Garden Group Plant Sale Returns May 14 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The Grassroots Garden Group, a Westchester organization focused on cleaning and beautification in the village, will host its 4th annual plant sale on Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to noon, near the Westchester village fountain located at the southeast corner of Cermak and Mannheim roads.  The plants will sell for […]

Westchester Food Pantry To Relocate To New Location June 12, Volunteers Needed

Sunday, June 6, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The Westchester Food Pantry served clients for the last time at Westchester Village Hall, 10300 Roosevelt Rd., on May 28.  Starting Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the pantry will officially open in its new permanent location at 1938 S. Mannheim Rd. in Westchester, Pantry officials said in […]

Chef Shares Her Ideas For Livening Up Westchester Food Pantry Food  

Sunday, February 14, 2021 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews  When Amanda Grant, the executive director of the Westchester Food Pantry learned that some of her clients didn’t really know how to incorporate the food that they received from the pantry into their cooking, she called on former chef Peg Checchi, 54, to create a series of online cooking videos […]

Zoning Change Approved For Westchester Food Pantry, Paving Way For Relocation

Thursday, November 12, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  During a regular meeting on Nov. 10, the Westchester Village Board unanimously agreed to amend the village’s ordinances, paving the way for the nonprofit Westchester Food Pantry to purchase a small storefront at 1938 S. Mannheim Rd., in Westchester. The board’s decision comes after the village’s Plan and Zoning Commission held […]

Westchester Food Pantry Looking For New Home As More People Rely On Its Services

Saturday, October 24, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  The Westchester Food Pantry is at an inflection point in its roughly 25-year history. Amid a historic pandemic and resulting economic recession, the pantry’s services have never been more needed. And yet, its existence may be as fragile as ever, as it seeks to locate to a new home and […]

Westchester Food Pantry Seeking New Home, Has Started GoFundMe Campaign

Sunday, October 11, 2020 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  Just when its needed the most, the Westchester Food Pantry faces one of its biggest challenges yet. The pantry, which serves residents from eight communities in Proviso Township, is losing its small space inside of Westchester Village Hall, 10300 Roosevelt Rd. in Westchester. The town’s municipal facility is moving to […]