Milton Township Residents,
My name is Yadav “Nick” Nathwani and I am a newly elected Trustee for the Milton Township Board. Years ago the trustees were called auditors because their principle role was to approve the bills, set elected officials salaries, and generally set policy for the administration. One reason I ran was to set a new tone of leadership that goes beyond what we are mandated to oversee. I wanted to be a part of the good programs Milton Township operates 365 days a year. We operate cemeteries, senior programs, a youth committee, and the largest CERT team in Illinois. But my focus today is on our 501C Food Pantry. All contribution, whether in cash or in kind are fully tax deductible. No tax dollars are used for the pantry.
Our Pantry is run right out of our N. Main Street Office. We are the little guys under the radar and dwarfed by operations like “Peoples Resource” and food pantry. Despite little publicity and corporate support we have operated for over 15 years faithfully serving over 400 people a month basic food stuffs. All donations go to food, not overhead. Ever dollar donated by hundreds of individuals goes directly into purchasing food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank at pennies of what donors could buy food at the store for. We are State Certified, volunteer staffed, and a community resource you might just feel great about supporting.
I wanted to ask if your business, community organization, school, or faith based congregation would help us raise the funding this year to feed those 400 plus hungry persons. Most of our clients are the kids of shattered homes and seniors caught between paying enormous health care and prescription needs or eating healthy food. We thrive on small donors; people who will never miss their gift, people like you who are rewarded so much more than they give because they are part something good we all can share. The present economic conditions have directly affected many people in our Township, if you are able to help the time is now.
Food may be dropped off at and donations sent to Milton Township Food Pantry, 1492 N. Main Street, Wheaton, 60187. For more information, call us at (630)668-1616 and ask for Jackie Jones, Senior Case Worker.
Yadav “Nick” Nathwani
Milton Township Trustee