July 2017

 Dear Friend,

It's the start of a new fiscal year! How is this relevant to you? Well, it's really not, unless you or someone you know receive food via Proxy.  For the new year, we have a new Proxy form.  When filling these out, please be sure to fill out all information in legible hand writing. If you have any questions, please ask a Food Pantry staff member at distribution.

Have a happy 4th of July!

-- Libby Stoffel, Data & Communication Coordinator


Pantry Hours & Information

1st Wednesday: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to Noon

Guests to OPRF Food Pantry may receive food ONCE per calendar month. 

You must present a photo ID and proof of address in one of the following zip codes: 60130 - 60131 - 60141 -  60171 - 60176 - 60301 - 60302 - 60304 - 60305 - 60402 - 60644 - 60651 - 60707

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NUTRITION EDUCATION

July's theme will be fruits & vegetables.  With summer comes plenty of seasonal (read: on sale) produce.  Find out what you can do with this seasonal produce and the importance of eating enough of it.

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NEED HELP CONNECTING TO BENEFITS?

The Pantry's on-site Benefits Coordinator, Pleshette (that's her in the picture) is here to help! She can pre-screen you for eligibility, help walk you through the application, and assist with follow-up. 

To schedule an appointment call Pleshette, (708)386-1324 ext. 1106.

WANT TO KNOW THE LATEST ON SNAP?

Check out our Benefits Services Newsletter, prepared by Pleshette. 

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FOOD PANTRY REMINDERS

  • Kids 6 to 59 Months Get FREE Vitamins! Kids 6 to 59 months (4 years, 11 months) can receive free vitamins at distribution every 6 months. 
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) Bring reusable bags with you to distribution. Not only will they make carrying food easier, but you'll receive bonus items for bringing them.
  • We've Got Diapers! Diapers and adult incontinence supplies are available.  Ask a staff member for more information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

(click green link for additional info)


COMMUNITY & PANTRY EVENTS

August 5: FREE Dental Exam for Children 5 & Younger | 8 am to 2 pm


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