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LakeCountyCares 
Thanksgiving H.U.G.S. Food Drive
November 1–17, 2014
Help Provide Thanksgiving Dinners to Our Neighbors in Need

THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO BE A FOOD DRIVE VOLUNTEER
(sign up by sending a message to info@lakecountycares.org)
1 Conduct a Food DriveNovember 1 - 17
Collect the food list below either as single items or as an entire meal. Assemble as many bags as you can and bring them to LakeCountyCares at 400 East Illinois Road, Lake Forest (Second Floor of the Gorton Community Center) by Nov. 17.
COLLECT:
Canned Corn or Beans, Pork & Beans, Rice, Canned Fruit, Pinto Beans, Stuffing Mix, Canned Yam, Corn Muffin Mix, Powdered Milk, Optional $10 Jewel or Walmart gift cards for frozen turkey
 
PUT ALL INGREDIENTS IN ONE BAG (DOUBLE-BAGGED) TO FEED A FAMILY
OF FOUR: Nov. 15-17
 
 
2 Sort FoodNovember 18 - 20, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Space is limited, so please send an email to info@lakecountycares.orgwith the subject “Food Drive” to sign up to sort food.
Load Trucks
November 21, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Help Deliver Food to Pantries
November 22, meet at 9 a.m. at the Gorton Community Center parking lot in Lake Forest
Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot of the Gorton Community Center in Lake Forest to help deliver food to pantries in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, North Chicago and Waukegan.
Donate Cash/Gift CardsNovember 1 – 17
Monetary contributions will be converted to cashier’s checks for the pantries to buy turkeys in bulk.
GIFT CARDS TO JEWEL, WALMART OR TARGET
These may also be donated to give to the pantries to hand out at their discretion.
 
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Attention Youth Volunteersand the Agencies You Support:The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program
Call for Entries: Apply by November 4, 2014
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.Prizes include $1,000 to the top youth volunteers in each state, plus 10 national winners at $5,000 each (and an additional $5,000 each to the charities of their choice).  Click here for more information.Special thanks to  LakeCountyCares is a proud member of the HandsOn Network.