Grove Dental Hosts Community Food Drive This Holiday

Grove Dental Associates is partnering with Northern Illinois Food Bank to help feed hungry families in our community this holiday season.  This collection event is an opportunity for Grove Dental, staff, patients, and neighborhoods to give back to the Northern Illinois community and support families in need.

According the Northern Illinois Food Bank website (www.solvehungertoday.org), nearly 600,000 people in our surrounding community turn to food pantries and meal programs to feed themselves and their families each year. Northern Illinois Food Bank serves more than 71,000 people each week. Our hungry neighbors use Northern Illinois Food Bank pantries and feeding programs on average eight times per year.  36 percent of Northern Illinois Food Bank recipients are children under the age of 18, while seniors age 60 and older make up nine percent.  

Grove Dental is asking the community to think about their hungry neighbors next time they are at the grocery store. “Help us feed the 71,000 families that visit the food pantry each week,” said Dr. Nishant Patel, Orthodontist at Grove Dental in Bolingbrook, Illinois. “I’m so proud to be practicing dentistry in this awesome community. There are so many fantastic people residing in our area whom are eager to help, especially the hungry,” said Dr. Patel.

Details:

All Grove Dental locations (Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Lombard, and Wheaton) are hosting a food drive on November 9th thru December 9, 2017, during normal business hours. Stop by and drop off some much needed food items to help feed families this holiday. Below are the food items most needed and requested by the Northern Illinois Food Bank:

(No Glass Jars, please)

Peanut Butter
Canned Tuna/Chicken
Whole Grain Pasta and Rice
Cereal
Dried Beans
Canned Fruits (in own juice)
Canned Vegetables
Reduced-Sodium Soup
Pasta Sauce