A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore:
Grafton Township Food Pantry Donations
Grafton Twp. Supervisor Linda Moore today announced the procedure which the Grafton Township General Assistance office will use for a refund of funds donated in error to the food pantry run from Grafton Township.
Potential claims arose as a result of public comments made by Gerald LaBonte, a self-appointed spokesman on the issue.
At the January 10th meeting of the Grafton Township Board Mr. LaBonte claimed donations from an October 22nd fund drive at Sun City were mistakenly given to the township.
“No one told us that at the time,” said Supervisor Moore.
“Due to the timing of Mr. LaBonte’s comments it is hoped this is not a political move what with the Republican Primary election coming up February 26, 2013.”
Regardless, Supervisor Moore said that anyone who contributed monies by mistake to the Grafton Township Food Pantry will receive a refund as long as a minimum proof of claim is provided.
Individuals from Sun City Neighborhood 12 need to submit a written request by mail with a proof of donation to obtain a refund. The claims will be checked and refunds will be issued accordingly.
“I might suggest that next year Mr. LaBonte make sure donations are delivered to the right food pantry.”
In our efforts to serve those in need we welcome and thank you for any donations made to the official Grafton Township Food Pantry office at 10109 Vine Street, Huntley.