Students from Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools are now participating in Elk Grove Township’s 2nd annual Cereal Bowl Competition. The young people, along with local community members, will be collecting boxed cereal donations over the next two weeks to benefit in-need families who utilize the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry.

Residents living in portions of Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights and Rolling
Meadows utilize the Food Pantry; approximately 155 Elk Grove Township families are served every month.

The competition will culminate on Friday, October 6, 2017 during the 7:30 p.m. football game between the
two high schools at Elk Grove High School. The school with the highest number of boxed cereal donations
will be named the competition winner and receive a travelling trophy.

“It is so important to ensure that our young people are aware of real need in our local communities, and to
give them an opportunity to do something to help,” said Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney.
“Increased awareness about hunger is one of the many positive results stemming from this healthy

In 2016, both high schools participated in the inaugural event, and Rolling Meadows High School won. In all,

1,290 boxes of cereal were collected between the two high schools, which were then donated to the Elk
Grove Township Food Pantry. Cereal donations garnered through the 2016 competition kept the shelves at
the Food Pantry stocked with cereal for nine months.

Officials at Elk Grove Township also invite community members of Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows to show
their support by bringing boxed cereal to the game to donate.

The Elk Grove Township Food Pantry truck will be stationed in the football field’s parking lot, and donations
will be tallied based on which school individuals report they are supporting.

For more information, please contact Elk Grove Township Administrator Paul Pioch at 847-437-0300.

About Elk Grove Township
The mission of Elk Grove Township is to carry out the duties and responsibilities of Township government as prescribed by Illinois law. The ways in which these goals are accomplished is by providing assistance to promote the health, safety and welfare of all Township residents, and to maintain the highways and property of the Township both professionally and economically. Additionally, this mission is to be carried out in a timely and efficient manner with the highest degree of service to the taxpayers, thereby continuing the tradition of service provided by Elk Grove Township.

The boundaries of Elk Grove Township are Central Road on the North; Mount Prospect Road on the
East; Devon Avenue on the South; and Rohlwing Road; (generally Route 53) on the West. About 66%
of Elk Grove Village is in our Township; 55% of Mount Prospect; 20% of Des Plaines; 15% of Arlington
Heights and 10% of Rolling Meadows. About one-fourth of the geographic area of the Township is
unincorporated, a large portion of which is Forest Preserve. For more information, visit