Maine Township Launches Recycling Program to Benefit Food Pantry
March 11, 2014 — Maine Township Supervisor Carol A. Teschky announces a recycling drive to support the Maine Township Food Pantry. Done in cooperation with Rexam, one of the largest beverage can makers in the world, the new recycling effort asks residents, groups and companies to collect aluminum beverage cans and bring them to a Rexam Cash for Cans event later in the year.
All proceeds benefit the Maine Township Food Pantry, Teschky says. In addition to our regular food donations, the Township pantry operation needs financial contributions in order to purchase food to supplement donations and continue to feed hundreds of needy families every month. She adds, "The need to feed hungry people in our area never stops."
For those who collect the cans, they will have to take them to the Rexam event on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at 8770 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago (I-90 and Cumberland Avenue in the Rosemont area). The recycling drive will be in the parking lot of Rexam's offices.
In addition, food, refreshments and a free raffle drawing will be offered at the event, according to organizer Nancy Mose of Rexam. For further information, visit Rexam's website, call 773-399-3948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.