To celebrate National Night Out, the City of Highland Park Police Department is sponsoring a food drive benefitting the Moraine Township Food Pantry. National Night Out
is an annual community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships. Although the family-friendly event at City Hall has been canceled due to COVID-19, the Police Department is planning safe alternatives to celebrate National Night Out. Children are invited to decorate an HP Police squad car coloring sheet
and post in a street-facing window.
As part of this initiative, officers will be collecting non-perishable food to help stock the Moraine Township Food Pantry. Throughout the pandemic, Moraine Township has been connecting at-risk individuals and families with essential services, including emergency rent and utility assistance to qualified residents. The Food Pantry has continued to provide produce, meat, dairy and shelf-stable food to Moraine Township residents in need, even those who are ill or sheltering in place. For more information about the Moraine Township Food Pantry, call 847.432.3240.
To make a donation to the community food drive, please email the City Manager's Office
and provide your name and address so the officers may add you to the list. Please place your donation on your front porch on the morning of October 6, and officers will collect it later that day.
Suggested donations include:
- Canned chicken or tuna
- Cooking oil
- Pasta sauce
For more information and to sign up to make a donation, please contact the City Manager's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org