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Responding to Hunger

Highland Park Participating in Responding to Hunger Food Drive

The City of Highland Park Public Works Department is joining a number of Lake County communities in the American Public Works Association (APWA) “Lake County Responding to Hunger” food drive. The event is titled Responding to Hunger to promote the role of First Responders during Emergency Management situations recognizing the efforts of Public Works, Police and Fire Departments. The aim of the drive is to help people in need.

A Northern Illinois Food Bank Box has been placed at the City of Highland Park Public Works building at 1150 Half Day Road. Residents and City staff are encouraged to make donations Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  On July 24, City of Highland Park Public Works staff will join other participating Lake County communities in a Touch-a-Truck event that will be open to the public from 9 AM - 12 PM at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake. On this date, City staff will donate the Food Bank Box.

Sponsors for the Lake County Responding to Hunger initiative are the APWA – Lake Branch, Lake County Sherriff’s Office, Lake County Division of Transportation, Lake County Public Works Department, and Lake County Fairgrounds Association. Participating municipalities include the City of Waukegan, Village of Barrington, Village of Beach Park, Village of Buffalo Grove, Fox Waterway Agency, Village of Grayslake, Village of Gurnee, Village of Hawthorn Woods, Village of Lakemoor, Village of Libertyville, Village of Lincolnshire, Village of Mundelein, Village of Round Lake Park, Village of Vernon Hills, Village of Wauconda, and Warren Township Highway Department.

 For more information, please contact Public Works at 847.432.0807.