A donation drive Saturday will pair Santa, bingo and a bus with helping families in need.
The Grafton Food Pantry, 11481 Allison Court, Huntley, is hosting its fifth annual “Stuff the Bus” Family Fun Event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pub 47, 10400 N. Route 47, Huntley.
Pantry volunteers said Friday that the pantry needs personal care items such as tampons and pads, paper goods such as tissues and paper towels, various detergents and soaps, unexpired food items, and gift cards and cash.
Any money donated will be used to buy items to stock the food pantry, volunteers said. A bus will be parked outside the pub Saturday to collect donations.
Volunteers said all donations will be used by local families in need.
Holiday- and winter-themed festivities are planned. Children may visit with Santa at 11 a.m., play holiday bingo at noon and have their faces painted from 1 to 3 p.m.
Hot chocolate will be available beginning at noon, and a cookie-decorating event for children is set for
1 p.m. A beanbag toss game, called “Frosty’s Bags Tournament,” is slated for 2 p.m.