We will continue holding our annual Holiday Party and Food Drive for Loaves & Fishes located in Naperville, IL. They are a 501(c)(3) organization in operation since 1984 which provides food and other services to the poor of DuPage County and surrounding areas. The majority of their donations come from private donations, with only 1% of their budget from government funding. They put what they are given to work as well, passing 97% of their donations to those they serve.
Those coming to our December event are encouraged to bring canned or boxed foods to donate. In addition, Loaves & Fishes also accepts household items such as paper towels, 1 gallon Ziploc bags, toiletries, and diapers. For a full listing of what they accept and what their current needs are, you can visit their web site and check out the Most Needed Items list. Our event is registered with Loaves & Fishes and we will also pass along any monetary donations we receive for them.
Members from all other state chapters are invited to join us. There is no real agenda, though we will spend a few minutes near the beginning going over business matters that need to be addressed at the first meeting of the new year in January.
We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this year as successful as it has been. Let’s gear ourselves up for 2020.