McSweeney holding holiday food drive

State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, is holding a community food drive in December to benefit the Cary-Grove Food Pantry.

“The holiday season is a great opportunity to reach out to the community and help those who are in need enjoy the holidays,” McSweeney said in a news release.

“If we all pitch in, a little will go a long way to help those in our community,” he added.

People are asked to contribute peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit, cereal, canned tuna, canned vegetables, baby food and formula, any nonperishable food, paper towels and toilet paper.

Donations can be dropped off at McSweeney’s district office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 105 E. Main St. in Cary.

People can also drop off donations at the Cary Jewel-Osco, 696 Northwest Highway.

Monetary donations can be made to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry, which serves about 200 families a month in the Cary area.