Berkot’s food bags benefit local pantries
From Staff Reports December 27, 2012 11:46AM
Updated: January 29, 2013 6:26AM
Berkot’s Super Foods is selling bags of non-perishable food items in each of its stores to be donated in turn to local food pantries during the holiday season.
Through Tuesday, each of the 13 Berkot’s locations has two types of food bags on sale, a $5 bag and a $10 bag. Berkot’s customers can purchase a bag of their choosing and Berkot’s will then donate the bags to help families in need.
This is the second year Berkot’s has organized this type of donation. Last year, in 12 stores, Berkot’s customers purchased 1,912 bags throughout the entire campaign. As of Dec. 26, Berkot’s employees and customers, now in 13 locations, have purchased $23,290 worth of bags.
“The generosity we have seen from our customers throughout this campaign has been incredible,” said Jeff Jackson, Berkot’s buyer. “Those of us at Berkot’s are very pleased to be able to help people in need in the communities we serve this time of year.”
Food pantries benefiting from the donations include the Coal City Food Pantry, the Manteno Food Pantry, the Livingston County Community Pantry, the Kuzma Care Cottage in Wilmington and the Church of Hope Food Pantry in Gardner.