Tax Season “Hunger Awareness Day”

Apr 19, 2012

At the conclusion of another very busy but successful tax season for Michael Silver & Company, a group of enthusiastic “Hunger Awareness” volunteers welcomed Amy Wagner of the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation, located in Skokie. Amy stopped by our Skokie office to collect nearly 300 lbs. of donated grocery and food items AND a check in the amount of $800!

The decision to support the efforts of the Food Pantry this year was an easy one. In encouraging everyone to contribute to a highly worthwhile cause, Dawn Dybas, Michael Silver’s Firm Administrator noted, “There are so many people that don’t have the appropriate resources to feed themselves or their families each day, so let’s help make a difference in our community.”

In addition to the employees, friends and clients of Michael Silver, several of the tenants of the Harmswood Office Center (5750 Old Orchard Road) also generously contributed to the cause.

[The drive was] a delightful success. This couldn’t have happened at a better time for the Niles Township Food Pantry, as just yesterday (April 16) they literally ran out of food. They normally feed approximately 3,100 families per month, however this month they had a large influx of people and ended up serving 3,500 families, 400 more than last month! They were extremely grateful that our efforts were able to provide so many needed things to their pantry.

Dawn Dybas, Firm Administrator

Amy responded, “Thank you very much! We are so thrilled to receive all these wonderful donations! You’ve been a big help to our organization, and I look forward to working with you in the future!”

More information about the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation, which is connected with Niles Township Government, can be accessed here: Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation