December 8-9, are double match days, which multiply the monetary donations that benefit in-need residents; the giving program runs through December 30, 2017.

Elk Grove Township’s Food Pantry is partnering with Meijer once again through its Simply Give program, which runs now through Saturday, December 30, 2017. The program ensures all monetary donations that are generated, remain in the local community.

“Through the Simply Give program, the Township has the flexibility to purchase grocery items that the food pantry needs,” said Mike Sweeney, Elk Grove Township supervisor. “The generosity of our residents, and of Meijer, enable us to continue to help those in-need who reside in the Township and are living through financially challenging times.”

When residents shop at the Meijer in Rolling Meadows, 1301 Meijer Drive, they can purchase a Simply Give donation card in any amount. The donation is turned into a Meijer Food-Only gift card and donated directly to the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry.

On Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, 2017, Meijer will double match any size donation. For example, a $10 donation provides a total of $30 in support to the Township.

The Simply Give program is a signature fundraising effort for Meijer’s hunger relief efforts, and has been in existence since 2008. The program has generated nearly $32 million for partners across the country, including the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry, who are focused on helping to feed hungry families.

Meijer’s 2017 spring Simply Give campaign broke records and raised more than $3 million, which equals 33 million meals, making it the highest grossing campaign in the program’s history.

Elk Grove Township has partnered with Meijer for the Simply Give program to benefit the food pantry since the spring of 2016.

For more information, visit, or contact the Elk Grove Township Food Pantry at 847-437-0300.