[Sandy Bressner - email@example.com]
[Elburn Village President Jeff Walter gathers non-perishable items during the 17th annual Food Check-Out Challenge hosted by the Kane County Farm Bureau and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Walter, who was competing against Kane County Board member Theresa Barreiro, raised $1,519.12 for the Elburn Food Pantry in addition to donated food items.]
The event, held every year at the Jewel-Osco on Randall Road in Batavia, had Walter competing against Barreiro to fill up grocery carts with food needed to stock the shelves at the Elburn Countryside Food Pantry and the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry in Aurora. Technically, Walter came out the winner, as he emerged with six shopping carts filled with canned goods, pasta, rice and noodle dish mixes, peanut butter and jelly and more, with a total value of $1,519.12.
“Kudos to the Elburn group,” said Barreiro. “They did a great job.”
However, as Kane County Farm Bureau Board President Joe White said, “Everyone’s a winner.”
Barreiro collected five carts of non-perishable groceries, including rice, canned beans, tomatoes and fruit; canned chicken, tuna and pasta meals, such as ravioli, with a value of $1,066.39. Her groceries fulfilled some of the needs for the newest Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry location, inside the Aurora East High School.
The Farm Bureau wrote the check for the total amount to the Jewel-Osco