Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Kankakee County Community Services, Inc.


Holiday Food Drive to Benefit Kankakee County Community Services, Inc.


November 24, 2020

Kankakee, IL – As food pantries continue to see an increased need throughout our local communities, Mayor Wells-Armstrong is set to host another food drive in support of Kankakee County Community Services, Inc (KCCSI).

The food drive will begin next Tuesday on December 1, 2020 and will run through Monday, December 21, 2020. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the following locations Monday through Friday:

  • City of Kankakee Administration Building – 304 S. Indiana Avenue, Kankakee
  • Public Safety Building – 385 E. Oak Street, Kankakee 


Suggested items to donate could include:

  • Canned fruit or vegetables
  • Canned or packaged pasta
  • Canned meats
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola bars
  • Cake mixes
  • Soup
  • Rice


“During this pandemic, food insecurity has become a heightened issue and our families  need additional support. I am proud to live in a community that has engaged residents, business owners and leaders who step up to meet the needs of people when challenges arise. At this time, I ask for community support to stock the shelves for  KCCSI  which is the only anti-poverty agency in Kankakee County. Many families will benefit from the generosity of our community,” said Mayor Wells-Armstrong.

Mayor Wells-Armstrong partnered with local grocery stores, Jewel-Osco and Berkot’s Super Foods to host a community food drive for KCCSI back in May. Executive Director, Vincent Clark, says KCCSI serves meals to multiple families throughout each week.

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