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Love One Another Food (and more) Drive From Monday, February 1 - Sunday, February 28

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Love One Another Food (and more) Drive

  • Dates: February 1 - February 28
  • Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Let’s help those in need with: clothing, bath items, bedding, kitchen and cooking items, food, sleeping bags, shoes, cat and dog food. Drop off at Gorton Center in provided bins on the Illinois/ South side of the building in the solarium. 10-4 now until February 28.

The drive will help Libertyville Township Food Pantry, Midwest Veteran’s Closet and Phoenix Rising Foundation.

Stable food goods are needed by all three agencies, and this more detailed list was provided by Midwest Veteran’s Closet:

Durable Goods:

  • paper towels
  • sandwich & storage bags
  • cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • bleach
  • lotion
  • chapstick/lip balm
  • wet wipes
  • hand sanitizer

Clothing: Men, Women & Children

  • hooded sweatshirts
  • new underwear
  • new/gently used jeans
  • new/gently used shoes
  • new/gently used boots
  • new socks
  • thermal (long) underwear
  • coats
  • professional wear

Bed & Bath:

  • sheets
  • pillows
  • bedspreads
  • comforters
  • blankets
  • sleeping bags
  • towels – bath, hand, and kitchen
  • shower accessories
  • throw rugs


  • pots and pans
  • small appliances
  • cooking utensils
  • eating utensils
  • kitchen tools
  • dishes
  • glasses
  • bakeware
  • baking tools
  • dish racks
  • kitchen towels
  • 13-gallon trash bags
  • 33-gallon trash bags


  • meals-in-a-can (chili, hearty soup, spaghetti, etc.
  • meals-in-a-box
  • fresh produce
  • meat – fresh and frozen
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • mac and cheese
  • nut butter
  • cold cereals
  • hot cereals
  • 100% fruit juices
  • canned fruits
  • canned veggies
  • soups
  • crackers
  • cheese
  • cookies
  • grains, pasta, beans
  • bottled water
  • cat and dog food

Gift Cards:

  • a much-needed donation

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