Some of the patrons of the Kendall County Community Food pantry will be getting a reusable bag to carry their food home thanks to members of the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Green Connect committee.
Sandra Hurtado of Harmony Aesthetics and Stephanie Roskopf of the Yorkville Auto Body Shop, members of Green Connect, recently presented Cathy Kavanaugh, a food pantry volunteer, with more than 500 reusable bags that the group has been collecting over the past year.
Green Connect, which meets at 11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce office, 26 W. Countryside Parkway, “aims to educate, promote and encourage businesses within the Yorkville area to enhance the community environment by participating in sustainable ecological practices,” according to its website. Membership in the group is open to Chamber members and the public.
Roskopf, chairman of Green Connect, said committee members want to collect 5,000 reusable cloth bags to donate to the food pantry to replace plastic and paper bags currently being donated for use. The pantry estimates it uses 1,000 such bags a week. People who would like to donate reusable bags can drop them off at FNBC Bank and Trust, Kendall Printing, Rosati’s Pizza Pub, Sense of Samadhi, Yorkville Auto Body and Yorkville High School.
For information on Green Connect, call the Chamber office at 630-553-6853.