Eagles Club makes donations to Kane Food Pantry

The motto for the Kane Eagles Club is “people helping people.”The club at Chase and Bayard streets is doing just that.The Eagles Club again is donating numerous canned goods and packaged grocery items to the Kane Food Pantry. The club also has presented the pantry with a check for $500.Barb Gadley-Cheeks, secretary of the Eagles, said the club last year held a dance to benefit the Food Pantry. For admission to the dance, members and guests brought cans and packages of food, she said.Gadley-Cheeks said the club this year held its Food Pantry benefit in October “because the holidays are approaching and no one should be without.”“The holidays are a hard time for people who are struggling to make ends meet,” Gadley-Cheeks said.Gadley-Cheeks this week presented a $500 check to the Rev. Phil Pinczewski, pastor of St. Callistus Catholic Church and chairman of the board for the Kane Food Pantry. Items for the Food Pantry are stored in the basement of the church at Chase and Haines streets in Kane.Pinczewski, known as “Father Phil,” said an average of 85 Kane area families are assisted each month by distributions at the Food Pantry.Most monthly food distributions are held on the fourth Friday of the month. Due to Thanksgiving on Nov. 24, this month’s distribution at the Food Pantry will be on Friday, Nov. 18.Persons or organizations wishing to donate to the Food Pantry are asked to call 837-6694.See full article by purchasing the Nov. 3 edition of The Kane Republican.