Holiday food drive in Lake View needs your help

Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood is best known as a playground for the young and affluent, but it’s also home to many families and elderly citizens, some of whom need periodic help with the most basic of needs: food.

Lakeview Pantry, one of Chicago’s largest food pantries, has been helping its neighbors since 1970. This year need is at a high level and food inventories are low.

For the fifth consecutive year Planned Property, a major owner of rental property in Lake View, is conducting a holiday food drive for the benefit of Lakeview Pantry.

The most needed items included peanut butter and jelly, cereal, pasta, canned tuna, canned meat, canned beans, veggies and fruit, low-sodium soup, toothbrushes and toothpaste, vegetable juice – and other non-perishable, non-expired food items.

You can drop your donations in boxes at any of Planned Property’s 28 apartment buildings and its offices at 507 W Diversey and 806 W Belmont.

If you want to do more, Lakeview Pantry has volunteer opportunities and can accept cash donations online.

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