CROP Walk Leader Recognized for Helping Feed Hungry People
October 27, 2010 — Lynda Santrella helps organize and lead a group of community-minded volunteers from about a dozen churches for the Annual Niles-Park Ridge CROP Walk which raises money to support the Maine Township's Emergency Food Pantry and other pantries.
In recognition of her efforts, the Township Board presented her with a Proclamation at its Oct. 26 meeting. Here, l to r, in the front row are Trustee Peter Gialamas, General Assistance Director Marsha Warnick, Trustee Susan Moylan Krey, Santrella, Supervisor Carol Teschky, and Collector Mary Rohde. In the back row, l to r, are Trustee Walter Kazmierczak, Clerk Gary K. Warner, and Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano.
The Niles-Park Ridge CROP Walk has donated funds since 1991. The township's food pantry has received over $70,000 over the years. Since it does not receive any public funds it depends on donations of food and money from organizations and individuals.
For more information on the food pantry or to donate, call 847-297-2510 or visit the food pantry webpage.