Machesney Park Supports Helping Hands Pantry

MACHESNEY PARK, IL (December 6, 2022) – The Village of Machesney Park presented the Helping Hands Pantry with donations totaling $3,500 to support its annual toy drive and food pantry operations at the December 5 Board of Trustees meeting. Mayor Steve Johnson said that Village leaders are proud to support area nonprofits, “These donations signify the Village's continued support of the Helping Hands Pantry. We are very thankful for the hard work the pantry's volunteers undertake all year round, especially during the holiday season.”

This is the twelfth consecutive year that the Village has supported the toy drive and the fourth donation that Village leaders have made to the pantry. New and unused toys may be donated for this year's toy drive through December 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Village Hall. 

Mayor Steve Johnson presents Roddy Tate & Jerry Gibson of the Helping Hands Pantry with donations during the December 5 Board of Trustees meeting.

The Helping Hands Pantry is a non-profit organization that has served over 100,000 individuals in the area since its founding in 2003. Visit for more information.


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