Wisdom Adhesives and Wisdom Family Foundation are Proud to Support Food For Greater Elgin and their Expansion! – September 2014

“ Food For Greater Elgin is honored to be a collaborative partner with Wisdom Adhesives/ Wisdom Family Foundation and applauds their passion for giving back to the community. With the help of Wisdom Adhesive /Wisdom Family Foundation’s ongoing support of Board leadership, generous funding, and volunteerism, Food For Greater Elgin is currently providing food assistance to 1200 families monthly, benefiting 5500 individuals, of whom half are children.”

~Susan Ericson, Executive Director, Food For Greater Elgin

 

The Wisdom Family Foundation is a proud Founding Partner and sponsor of Food For Greater Elgin since 2012. Food For Greater Elgin provides food security for families within Elgin and South Elgin for the past 3 years, and recently expanded its services to its northern neighboring community – East Dundee. With the collaboration of key community leaders and the awareness of additional hunger needs, Food For Greater Elgin will now provide the low income residents of East Dundee with food through 5 weekly client choice food distributions at the Food For Greater Elgin facilities in Elgin.

 

Food For Greater Elgin has officially opened their new Community Resource Center, which provides clients with access to many additional services they may need to stabilize their lives. In addition, Food For Greater Elgin has launched its own additional service of SNAP/food stamp application assistance.

 

Food For Greater Elgin practices the innovative Client Choice Food Distribution approach where families can shop with grocery carts, choosing food items versus receiving pre-bagged groceries. Through this method, Food For Greater Elgin serves 1200 families, benefitting 5500 individuals in those households. 44% of those individuals are children under 18 years old. There are 5 food distributions weekly, including daytime, evening, and weekend hours. 75% of Food For Great Elgin’s client population visits one of the food pantries 6 or less times annually. By stabilizing lives with food, Food For Greater Elgin enables families to address other basic needs in their lives, which results in more independence.