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Two People Join the PRC Board of Directors

PRC is happy to welcome two people to its Board of Directors.

Shayne Purdue is the Manager of Meeting Planning and Events for the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. She manages and mentors the meeting and events team on all aspects of internal and external meetings, as well as oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation’s conference center. Shayne has earned a BA in Organizational Management. Her volunteer activities include Board membership at Cosley Zoo in Wheaton, as well as work with Feed My Starving Children, HOPE Worldwide, Wheaton Warrenville South High School, and PRC’s Food Pantry.

Shayne is passionate about organizations that work to meet basic human needs and how PRC helps to meet those needs, while also affirming the dignity and worth of every individual. She plans to use her skills to help build awareness about PRC and build partnerships beneficial to PRC across DuPage County.

Kunal Vora is the Director of Administrative Operations at UIC college of Medicine, responsible for finance, operations and administration of Department of Radiology and Department of Urology. His educational background includes training as an accountant and attorney in India. He has earned an MBA and holds a CPA certification in the State of Illinois. His volunteer activities have included work at Feed My Starving Children and food access work outside of the U.S.

Kunal is inspired by PRC’s work to meet basic human needs and doing so with dignity and respect. He plans to use his skills to help move PRC’s mission forward.

Big Success with Stuff-A-Truck in Westmont

The PRC Junior Board at Westmont High School conducted the first Stuff-A-Truck event in Westmont this week. Five schools participated in the event and provided 1,110 pounds of food for PRC’s Westmont Food Pantry. Congratulations to the PRC Junior Board for their great success in bringing a new food drive Westmont! We very much appreciate all of the work you did to support PRC’s mission and serve our neighbors across DuPage County.

PRC Jr. Board Members Defne Barkan, Wyatt Riemma and Josh Graham load a PRC’s Truck during Westmont’s first Stuff-A-Truck

in Westmont.

PRC Jr. Board Members Josh Graham, Defne Barkan and Wyatt Riemma surrounded by

1,110 pounds of success from the

Westmont Stuff-A-Truck.

Clarendon Hills Lions Babies & Brews Ends Today

It is not too late to participate in the Clarendon Hills Lions Club’s Babies & Brews Baby Shower Donation Drive. Diapers and personal care items can be dropped off at The Open Door Taproom & Bottle Shop, 20 S Prospect Avenue in Clarendon Hills starting at 11:30 a.m. Click here for a list of items being collected in this drive.

Join us for the culminating event which starts at 2:00 p.m. at The Open Door. Donate items and receive a ticket for a special craft beer provided by Hop Butcher for the World, as a thank you. Ten percent of your purchase price at The Open Door will be donated to PRC today.

Thank you to the Clarendon Hills Lions for organizing a wonderful event to benefit PRC. Thanks also to the event sponsors Hop Butcher for the World and The Open Door, and to the drop-off locations around town: The Birches Assisted Living, Clarendon Hills Public Library, Hamel Dental, and The Open Door.

PRC Earns Grant Award

People’s Resource Center is pleased to announce a grant award through the DuPage County Local Food Pantry Infrastructure Investment Program. These funds will be used by PRC to purchase a new refrigerated box truck and implement an online ordering pilot program at our Westmont pantry location.


The older of the two box trucks at Westmont has served us faithfully for many years, but the time has come for a new one to join its partner truck in service. And the online ordering pilot program will help us learn ways to improve our reach to neighbors in the way that best works for them. Exciting times are ahead for PRC, and we look forward to sharing more updates!

Trivia at Dine Away Hunger

Join us on Wednesday, February 21 for the first Dine Away Hunger of 2024. Put your trivia hats on and meet us at Pollyanna Brewing Company, 245 E. Main Street in Roselle.

Pollyanna is combining a food drive into this event, so 10% of your drink purchases that night will be donated to PRC. Donate one food item and receive a free 5-ounce sample pour. Donate five food items to receive 50% off of a flight of five pours! Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks so much to Pollyanna Brewing for participating in Dine Away Hunger. Look for Pollyanna again next month and a large special event coming in April!

The mission of People's Resource Center is to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois. 630-682-5402
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