Local law enforcement departments are partnering with DeKalb’s own Feed’em Soup Community Project to host a food drive to help stock the non-profits shelves at the groups’ soon to be open “Head Quarters” located in the heart of downtown DeKalb.
Feed’em Soup is in need of non-perishable food items and paper products to help stock their shelves for their community meals and food pantry held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Items like canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans, dried pasta, peanut butter, jelly, powdered drink mix, napkins, paper towels, paper plates and foam bowls are greatly needed.
Public drop off locations are located at the DeKalb Police Station (200 S. 4th Street) the DeKalb County Circuit Clerks Office (133 West State Street), the Sheriff’s Office (150 N. Main Street) or the DeKalb County Legislative Center (200 N. Main Street Sycamore). Donations may be made Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Feed’em Soup Community Project holds community meals on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the First Lutheran Church of DeKalb located at 324 North Third Street from 5pm to 7pm. The meals are open to the public regardless of need. The groups new location located at 122 South First Street in DeKalb is currently under extensive renovations to bring the property up to code. The new location is expected to be open by the end of the year.
Those wishing to volunteer at meals and fundraisers, and work days at the new building can log on to www.FeedEmSoup.org and fill out a short survey to register. If you’d like more information about FEED’EM SOUP COMMUNITY PROJECT contact Matt Austin at MAustin@FeedEmSoup.org or by calling (815) 981-9285.
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