Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The food pantry at Respond Now is now restocked thanks to the generosity of the community. The food was collected at Foodapalooza held at Prairie State College (PSC) on September 11.
As a result of the annual event, approximately two tons of food and $500 was donated to Repond Now. This was a ton more food than was donated last year. The admission price for Foodapalooza was five or more non-perishable food items.
“The food that we received through Foodapalooza is a timely lift that will help us get to the holidays,” said Carl Wolf, director of Respond Now. “As is expected, there is a lull in donations during the summer months. This food does a lot to replenish our pantry until the holiday donations start to come in. We can’t thank Prairie State, Rooster Audio Visual Services, and the people of the south suburbs enough for their continued support.”
In addition to the generosity of the community, many local businesses and organizations supported Foodapolooza including PSC Campus Programming Board and Student Government Association, Rooster Audio Visual Services, Best Buy, Culver’s of Homewood, Barnes & Noble, 103.5 KISS FM, SouthtownStar, and UPS.
“We are pleased so many people came out to support Foodapolooza,” said Dr. Eric Radtke, president of PSC. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community and businesses, particularly Rooster Audio Visual Services.”