A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore:
Grafton Food Pantry Invited to “Come Back Home”
After reading that the Grafton Food Pantry has lost its facilities, Supervisor Linda Moore is inviting the pantry to come back home.
Shortly after the 2009 election, former Supervisor John Rossi with the assistance of Pam Fender and others, without authorization, removed this original pantry from the township offices and relocated it, cutting ties with the township altogether.
Area businesses have offered to store food nearby at no charge, to accommodate the growing use of the Grafton Township Pantry.
The original pantry has been in the township office since 1989 when former Supervisor Vernon Brunschon started it to help those who were in financial difficulties.
All townships are required, by law, to provide a general assistance program for their indigent. Grafton Township also offers emergency assistance once a year, to help residents in life threatening situations such as no electricity or impending eviction.
Applications for assistance are available at www.graftontownshipsupervisor.us and can be submitted anytime 8am to 4pm at the Grafton Township office, 10109 Vine Street, Huntley IL. Call 1-847-669-3328 if you have questions. Supervisor Moore’s number is 1-847-630-6325