Avon Township Food Pantry

“Stamp Out Hunger” Drive Helps Stock Avon Food Pantry Shelves

Avon Township Food Pantry
A request went out by Wendy Warden, President and founder of the Avon Community Food Pantry for volunteers to help unload the truck that would be bringing cans and non-perishable food items collected as part of the U.S. Postal Service “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. A dozen volunteers showed up at the food pantry located next to the Township offices and in record time they unloaded the truck that arrived packed to the ceiling with food donations. The following video is from a few clips that were stitched together to show how much food people in the local communities were willing to share with those in need. Thank you once again for your generous donations and to the postal carriers involved. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can also read and add comments on our Facebook

Avon Twp. Approves Annual Budget and Food Pantry Lease Agreement

Avon Township Food Pantry, Avon Township Office, Round Lake Area News
The Budget Hearing lasted 36 minutes followed by the 1 hour and 20 minute Monthly Meeting It was a very long night for the Avon Township Board members as well as anyone who stuck around for the entire budget hearing and regularly scheduled Avon Township monthly meeting. The evening started out with the budget hearing where the discussion centered around any possible action on the 2014-2015 Appropriation of Township Funds. Although the tentative budget was published in several newspapers and posted at the Avon Township offices as it has been done in the past local resident and Avon Precinct 45 Democratic Committeemen, Travis Haley, questioned the Board as to why it was not included on the Township's website for public viewing. Trustee Chris Larsen put on a Power Point presentati

USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive Benefits Avon Food Pantry

Avon Township Food Pantry
Residents generously donated food for the needy A request went out by Wendy Warden, President and founder of the Avon Community Food Pantry for volunteers to help unload the truck that would be bringing cans and non-perishable food items collected as part of the U.S. Postal Service "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. Plenty of volunteers showed up at the food pantry located next to the Township offices and in record time they unloaded the truck that arrived packed to the ceiling with food donations. The following video is from a few clips that were stitched together to show how much food people in the local communities were willing to share with those in need. It's nice to live in a community that cares about others. : Visit the following sites to find out more about the Avon Community...

Avon Township Board Meeting August 12, 2013

Avon Township Food Pantry, Avon Township Office, Round Lake Area News
The Avon Township officials held their monthly board meeting on August 12, 2013, and discussed numerous items on the agenda. Those included reports from the various department heads, approving pre-paid and outstanding bills, approving expenses for several people to attend a GATI training seminar, setting a date for this years Touch-A-Truck, setting a date for a follow-up meeting to this years Annual Town Hall meeting, and discussion on the Avon Township food pantry and the Avon Township Foundation. After that discussion, the board members went into a short executive session. When they emerged, they approved items discussed which included the hiring of Richard McDaniel (sp) but no details on what capacity, hours, or hourly pay were mentioned in open session. Wendy Warden, President of th...

Rep. Yingling Responds to Reprimand = Dissolve Foundation!

Avon Township Food Pantry, Avon Township Office, Round Lake Area News
Or Appoint (My Choice) Supervisor Rusch to the Board! In what clearly looks like a retaliatory move after receiving a "Letter of Caution" from Avon Township Community Foundation President Wendy Warden, Representative Sam Yingling has petitioned the courts to have the Foundation dissolved. I had previously reported that the Foundation had lost its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status on May 15, 2012. Prior to a local Township meeting, Warden supplied me with a quick view of papers being filed for reinstatement as well as other related items. I was not given any copies to keep and therefore only have what remains in my memory. In Yingling's petition dated July 12, 2013, he cites numerous reasons for asking for the Foundation's dissolution. Among them are the following (not the exact wording in th...

IRS Revokes Avon Township Community Foundation Tax Exempt Status

Avon Township Food Pantry, Avon Township Office, Round Lake Area News
Avon Township Food Pantry loses 501(c)(3) Due to repeated and continuous failure to file annual IRS returns or notices for a consecutive three-year period, the Avon Township Community Foundation had their 501c3 tax exemption revoked on May 15, 2012. This information was only recently made public including the notice being hand-delivered to the Foundation on March 20th. The Foundation has been scrambling to get reinstated since April 5, 2013. The biggest problem with losing the 501c3 status is that the Northern Illinois Food Bank may elect not to participate with them until they are reinstated. The reinstatement process is quite involved including "demonstrating that it had reasonable cause for failing to file a return or notice not only for each of the three years but also over the entire...