SYCAMORE – Downtown Sycamore business owners are planning a food drive this weekend to collect items for children without access to free and reduced-price meals while school is out during the summer.
Eleven Merchants of Downtown Sycamore member businesses plan to participate in the Out of School Food Drive on Friday through Sunday. The businesses seek children-oriented donations, such as baby food, peanut butter, cereal, diapers and canned pastas and fruit. Monetary donations also will be accepted.
Donated items will be given to the Sycamore Food Pantry and Feed’em Soup.
The participating businesses are: Riccardi’s Red Hots, 418 W. State St.; STOMP Shoes, Boots & Accessories, 307 W. State St.; Made Just for You Gifts, 338 W. State St.; D’Esse, 321 W. State St.; Glass Gardens, 215 W. State St.; Sweet Earth, 341 W. State St.; Prairie State Winery, 322 W. State St.; The Clock Shoppe, 330 W. State St.; Christian Connection, 337 W. State St.; D&D Jewelers, 303 W. State St.; and The Garden Market, 558 DeKalb Ave.
Participating businesses are offering incentives for those who donate items or money, such as free gifts, 10 percent discounts, store credits and coupons.
For information, contact Marcia Elliott with Made Just for You by calling 815-895-8122, or email Mjfyg94@aol.com.