Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore has never given up on the idea that Grafton Township government should run a food pantry.
The one run by former Supervisor John Rossi, reportedly organized as a not-for-profit organization in order to obtain food from the Northern Illinois Food Depository, moved lock, stock and barrel to a new location south of the McHenry-Kane County line in 2010.
Its independence was questioned by Grafton Township’s outside auditors Evans Marshall and Pease. Nothing could be found in the Township minutes by the auditing fire to show it is not still a “component unit” of the Township, to put in auditor speak.
Today, the Daily Herald features the shortages at Township Hall’s Food Pantry in a front page article.
The Food Pantry shelves in the room that Grafton Township Road Commissioner Jack Freund is attempting to claim, were found to be empty, according to the story.
“…a mother-daughter team took up a collection among their Huntley neighbors and used the money to help fill the pantry with food. They had visited the pantry recently and were shocked at how bare it was,” according to Moore, as seen in Lenore Adkins’ story.
ABC TV reporter Leah Hope was out during the mid-day picking up on the Daily Herald’s story. Channel 7 will have a story at 5 o’clock, she told Moore.