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December food pantry month in Kendall

Updated: January 5, 2013 6:11AM

YORKVILLE — The need is always there at the Kendall County Food Pantry. But because the need is always magnified at holiday time, December is Kendall County Food Pantry month.

Kendall State’s Attorney Eric Weis, a food pantry board member, said the designation means county employees and officials will be participating in an effort to generate food donations during the month.

There will be donation bins at county and court buildings.

Weis said the pantry now distributes 7,000 pounds of food a month.

Donations also are taken at the pantry building, 1204A Deer St., Yorkville, between 8 a.m. and noon every day, except Thursday. At 3 p.m. Thursdays, the pantry makes distributions to the general public, with seniors, veterans and disabled people coming at 2 p.m.

The top items needed include: cleaning products and equipment (such as laundry soap, dish detergent, all purpose cleaners, disinfectant wipes, brooms, mops and dust pans); baby products (such as diapers, wipes, crib pads, food and shampoo); paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins); feminine hygiene products; and cooking essentials (sugar, flour, ketchup and mayonnaise).

The pantry also collects pet food.

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