Rotary Club of Des Plaines

Service Above Self

Rotary Donates $500 to the Des Plaines Food Pantry

Posted by Roberta Johnson on Apr 04, 2018
On March 29th, Steve Pokrak and George Schelter presented a check for $500 to Debra Walusiak, Executive Director of the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines. The Pantry supports hundreds of families and individuals who need a a little help meeting nutritional needs, a warm coat in cold weather, and even supplies like laundry detergent. The Pantry has been in Des Plaines since 1971, and their red donation barrels are a familiar sight around town. 
 
Debbie is the Pantry's ONLY paid employee, and the organization relies on regular volunteers to collect food from the over 50 red barrel sites, stock the pantry, and serve their guests. We are so glad we could make a contribution to such an generous and valuable organization!