Thanks to our own work trip volunteers, the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County was ready to open their doors this past Tuesday, supporting 30 of the communities most at risk youth. Club doors open at 7:30am until 7:00pm and assist youth during the school day with their online classes and tutoring help. In addition to school support the Club youth are given breakfast, lunch, dinner and several snacks during the day. Normally the meals are primarily provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank, however, the Club has been notified that the food bank will only be able to provide one meal each day for the next four to six weeks. The Boys & Girls Club needs your help to provide food for 30 children and teens! The following list will help fill the stomachs and food void in the Club’s support program. We would like to obtain as many of the food items as possible over the next 4 days to deliver to the Club. If you are able to contribute food or would like to support this food effort, you may drop off your donations in the stairwell by the Deerpath parking lot entrance.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

Grocery List (30 youth) – All nut-free products

  • Yogurt Cups (210 cups or Go-Gurts)
  • Plain Bagel (120 bagels)
  • Plain Cream cheese (individually packed; 120 packs)
  • Hamburger buns (70 buns)
  • Applesauce (120 cups)
  • Turkey ground Meat (for Tacos (18 pounds) for Sloppy Joe (11 pounds) for pasta (4 pounds))
  • Tortilla shells (large, soft) (70 shells)
  • Shredded Lettuce (4, 8 oz bags)
  • Shredded Cheese (1, 16 oz bag)
  • Sour Cream (3, 5 lbs cartons)
  • Mild Salsa (2, 38 oz)
  • Frozen Egg Rolls (3-5 small egg rolls per youth- 2x)
  • Baby Carrots (4, 3 lbs bags)
  • Capri Suns Juice pouches (390 pouches)
  • Sloppy Joe Sauce Can (3 cans, 24 oz.)
  • Celery Sticks (2, 32 oz bags)
  • Bananas (60 bananas)
  • Breakfast Muffins (60 large muffins, or 120 small-medium muffins)
  • Fruit Cups (150)
  • Seedless Grapes (2, 3lbs bags)
  • Eggs (36 eggs)
  • Loaves of bread (12 loaves)
  • Velveeta Cheese blocks (2 blocks)
  • Frozen Chicken Tenders (3 long strips per youth- 90 total or 5 little nuggets per youth- 150 total)
  • Bell Peppers (9 bell peppers)
  • Veggie Straws (60 individual bags)
  • Apples (30 apples)
  • Oranges (30 oranges)
  • Banana bread (1 medium slice per youth)
  • Baked Chips individual variety pack bags (60 individual bags)
  • Hot dogs (80 hot dogs)
  • Hot dog buns (80 buns)
  • Individual cheese slices (60 slices)
  • Raspberries, Blueberries, blackberries (mixed berries) (120 ounces of berries)
  • Instant/Minute Brown Rice (10 cups or 80 oz.)
  • Frozen Mixed Vegetables (5 cups or 40 oz)
  • Turkey Lunch meat (7 lbs)
  • Cheese Slices (6 lb pre-sliced)
  • Pasta & sauce for 60
  • Fruit cups for 60