State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) is partnering with Abundant Children and Family Services Agency with its winter food and clothing drive.
The Wheaton social service agency assists roughly 50 families from DuPage County and beyond with varied needs, from electric bill assistance to food or clothing. The not-for-profit has recently expanded at 416 E. Roosevelt Road, Suite 101, to accommodate the increasing needs exacerbated by the ongoing health crisis. The agency is also working to add job assistance (resume help, interview and technology skills), financial literacy classes and health screenings to its array of services.
“My staff and I are thrilled to help this worthwhile agency’s efforts to assist area residents get much needed assistance,” Grant said. “Every little bit helps and we are eager to do our part.”
Abundant Children and Family Services continues to accept donations of food and gently used clothes for all ages throughout the Covid19 shutdowns, Abundant President Michelle Watkins said. With a refrigerator and freezer onsite, the agency is accepting all food donations but prefers nonperishable items. Popular items include peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, dried mashed potatoes, canned tuna and chicken, as well as canned fruits and vegetables.
“We couldn’t do the work we do without the generous donations. We’re very grateful,” Watkins said. According to Watkins, a free fall mobile food truck fed more than 200 families and a holiday toy drive provided 200 toys to area children for Christmas.
To maintain safety, please make an appointment to donate by calling Watkins at (630) 765-7059. For more information on the organization or to make tax deductible monetary donations, see Abundant’s website at www.abundantcfsa.org.
“Anything we can do, we’re here to help,” Watkins said. “Everybody deserves some love.”