The firefighters of the Prospect Heights Fire District have been supported by so many during this pandemic, we felt that we needed to pay it forward. Crews collected and shopped for $1,000 worth of groceries to directly benefit three local food pantries. Bob Avvisati, the store manager at Tony's Fresh Market, opened the store early to allow us to get our work done without disrupting other shoppers and residents. Betty Cloud served as our liaison to coordinate the exact needs of each pantry. The food we collected will benefit the food pantries of St. Alphonsus Liquori Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (benefiting Wheeling Township), and Catholic Charities. Fire Chief Smith wishes to thank the entire department for their dedication and generosity during these more than unusual times."
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is also asking for the following items for families and residents in need: Beans (Black, Red, Kidney, Pinto, Navy, etc.) Pasta Sauce Cereal Peanut Butter Fruit Potatoes (au gratin, mashed, scalloped, etc.) Jelly Rice Macaroni & Cheese Soups (not broth) Meat/protein (ravioli, chili, beef stew, etc.) Stuffing Pasta Tuna. Food donations can be dropped off at Our Redeemer (304 W. Palatine Rd. Prospect Heights, IL) from 9pm to 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They also have a drop off day on Saturday, May 16th from 10am to 1pm. If you cannot drop off during this times, please call (847)537-4430 to schedule a drop off time.