Huntley’s Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church will host the winter food drive on February 6

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Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church in Huntley will be holding a food drive in aid of Grafton Food Pantry on Sunday, February 6 from 9-11 a.m. at the church, 10805 Main Street.

“The Grafton Food Pantry is in dire need of personal care items and cleaning supplies,” said Community Outreach President Mike Yndestad at Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church. “We are happy to continue to support individuals and families in our own communities who are in need.”

Confirmation class members from the church will help with the food drive.

“The Youth and Family team feels it is extremely important that our confirmation students, grades six through eight, participate in this service event,” said Bob McDuffee, youth team leader. “They enjoy talking with those who drop off needed items and help others. We are thrilled to be a part of this vital ministry.”

Items requested for pantry pickup include personal items such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, and razors. There is a particularly dire need for feminine hygiene products.

Home cleaning essentials are also in high demand, including all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaners, scouring sponges, microfiber cloths, paper towels, and toilet cleaners and brushes.

Gift Cards and Gas Cards are a great help to Grafton Food Pantry customers.

Monetary donations are welcome and extend the reach to help others. With every $1 donation, the Grafton Food Pantry is able to purchase the equivalent of $8 worth of food to help those in need.

Checks should be made payable to Grafton Food Pantry.

The Grafton Food Pantry in Huntley serves people in need in Huntley, as well as parts of Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake.

Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church, under the leadership of the Reverend Mark Boster, pastor, has served the Huntley community for over 20 years. Visit www.sotp.org or www.facebook.com/ShepherdofthePrairie/.

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