Food drive benefits local community food banks in time for the holidays.
CITGO Lemont Refinery recently completed its annual food drive to benefit local food pantries ahead of the holidays.
CITGO employees and contractors, in November, donated approximately $5,000 worth of non-perishable food. During the week of Thanksgiving, TeamCITGO volunteers delivered the food to Bethany Food Pantry, Daybreak Shelter, DuPage Township Pantry, Fairmont Food Pantry, Lockport FISH Pantry and Romeoville Community Pantry.
“We can’t thank CITGO enough. Not only is our pantry full, but the drive also raises awareness that there is a need in our community,” said Bethany Food Pantry Volunteer, Marge McLaughlin.
According to Brian Rimbo, TeamCITGO volunteer and organizer of the drive, this was the 20th year the food drive was hosted at the refinery and it was one of the largest. While participation has always been high, this year’s outcome truly reflects a team effort between employees and onsite contract workers.
“It’s a pleasure for us to be able to help our neighbors by supporting the local food pantries. The outpouring of generosity for this year’s drive was truly amazing,” said Dennis Willig, CITGO Lemont vice president and general manager.