Concordia-Chicago reaches out to River Forest for donations to benefit the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
April 20, 2011—Concordia University Chicago students will be collecting cans from River Forest residents that will be donated to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.
On April 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, Concordia students will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items as part of Box City homeless awareness event hosted by Concordia-Chicago’s Ministry with Chicago student-led organization.
“The needs of people in the Chicago area can be overwhelming,” said Abigail Eschelbach, Concordia student and organizer of the can drive. “The students at Concordia University Chicago hope to both raise awareness about these needs and show through our actions and invitations to residents in our area that a small gift from a single person can make a large impact in the life of a person who is in need.”
The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry procures and provides food for residents in Oak Park and River Forest, as well as other Cook County communities. To learn more about the organization, visit http://oprffoodpantry.org.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.