Neighborhood Food Pantries Receives $500 Donation Following Arpin Group, Inc. Holiday Contest Win

From left to right: Kenisha Winford, Jeanette Tomaselli, Mary Meyer, all of Arpin Group, Inc. and Carol Platt and Jan Konewko of The Neighborhood Food Pantries

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (January 31, 2020) – Following a social media contest organized by Arpin Group, Inc. over the 2019 holiday season, The Neighborhood Food Pantries of Northwest Dupage County, Illinois today received the grand prize of $500.

The Arpin Holiday Giving Contest took place between November 26, 2019 and January 6, 2020, across Arpin’s multiple social media platforms. Applicants were to display what type of charitable work they were performing over the holidays by using the hash tag “#arpinholidaygiving” in their social media posts. Whomever made the worthiest contribution, would receive $500 from the company to be donated to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice. The lucky winners of the contest were Jeanette Tomaselli, Kenisha Winford, and Mary Meyer, Arpin move coordinators based out the the Chicagoland area.

The winning Arpin team members and Neighborhood Food Pantries’ volunteers and staff were on hand for the check presentation, which occurred on January 29 at one of their six locations in the Chicago area. “We chose The Neighborhood Food Pantries for the contribution because we believe that the dollars would go further in our own neighborhood,” Jeanette said. “NFP has been helping families for the last 20 years with compassion and dignity.”

Heather Kash, Development Director of the Neighborhood Food Pantries, was elated upon receiving word of the donation. “We are so grateful for the generosity and support of companies like Arpin and their amazing employees.  The $500 donation will help us to feed two families for an entire year.  Please know that you are making a tremendous difference for our neighbors in need!”

Arpin Group, Inc. is grateful for having had the privilege of making a difference in the lives of families in NFP’s community and look forward to learning about and working with the organization in future endeavors.

About The Neighborhood Food Pantries:

The Neighborhood Food Pantries are a community operation, which work with area churches to operate six pantries throughout Northwest Dupage County, Illinois.  Local businesses and organizations provide tremendous support for their mission. Their food recovery partners provide fresh food and produce to guests; food collection partners hold local food drives for the pantries; and corporate and organization partners and individual donors provide financial support, allowing them to purchase items from Northern Illinois Food Bank and to support their infrastructure. Neighborhood Food Pantries serve neighborhood guests, close to where they live and are majorly run by volunteers. They provide approximately 2,000,000 meals to more than 15,000 people annually, and receive more than 27,000 visits per year. For more information, visit