Family aims to raise $ 100,000 for the pantry of the western suburbs community


WOODRIDGE, IL – A family from Naperville recently launched an initiative to raise $ 100,000 in support of West Suburban Community Pantry. As part of their Hand Up Fund, Nick and Teresa Ryan have pledged to match pantry donations by 50% over 100 days.

“The Hand Up Fund is designed to help people get back on their feet and relieve some of the stress of not being able to feed their children properly,” Nick Ryan said in a press release.

He continued, “Teresa and I are happy that we can offer clients not a handout, but a helping hand. Providing people with food can help them afford housing, health care and child care. children they need to re-enter the labor market. ”

Teresa Ryan added: “Our community has faced an unprecedented challenge, and we hope they will join us in being part of the solution.”

The Hand Up Fund was launched on August 6. According to the West Suburban Community Pantry, a total of $ 100,000 in donations will provide three daily meals to 185 people for an entire year.

Click on the link to donate to The Hand Up Fund.

Patch has partnered with Feeding America to help educate the millions of Americans facing hunger. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks across the country, estimates that by 2020 more than 50 million Americans will not have enough nutritious food to eat due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a Patch Social Good Project; Feeding America receives 100 percent of donations. Find out how you can donate in your community or find a pantry near you.


Norma P. Rex

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