One in twelve people in Illinois experience food insecurity daily, according to Feeding America. In an article by Illinois Extension, the definition of food insecurity is: "Food insecurity, on the other hand, refers to economic and social conditions that limit access to safe and nutritious food in sufficient quantities."
In the Lincoln-Way area, as of mid-August 2023, there are currently 241 families securing their food with the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. Over 60% of those participants are Senior Citizens utilizing these services because they are unable to pay both their mortgage/rent, taxes and medicines.
Shark Shredding strives to help make our community stronger by giving back to those within it. Our team has been offering discounts to our Shop Shred Customers for over three years with our Take a Bite Out of Hunger efforts to help locally with food insecurities. September 1st is National Food Bank Awareness Day, our team at Shark Shredding set a goal to help fill the truck for the Frankfort Township Food Pantry. We accomplished what we set out to do!
In July, we began to send out paper bags to our scheduled accounts in the area to help us fill the truck. The outpour of generous donations we received was INCREDIBLE! On August 30th, we held an extended Shop Shred Day and between our scheduled account donations and our Shop Shred appointments we were able to donate about 2,000 pounds of goods to our local food pantry.
Our team at Shark Shredding wants to say "THANK YOU" to all who helped us towards our goal of filling the truck for the pantry. Each donation will help a local family/individual with their needs. We are planning another "Fill the Truck" event in the near future so check our Facebook page and Follow us! Check out our Calendar for more Shop Shred Dates set for October & November.
Thank you to our clients who aided with our efforts in helping our local food pantry and for your support of a local business!
Since 2005, Shark Shredding continues to assist many businesses and individuals throughout the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area with their secure document destruction needs. We offer regular scheduled on-site shredding, one time purge shredding, and residential shredding. Shark Shredding also helps many of the area businesses with hard drive & media destruction, document scanning, and off-site records storage.
From one box to one thousand boxes, there is no project too big or too small for the Shark to handle. Call 708-388-0011 for more information or submit the form on the contact page.