People's Resource Center's Westmont Food Pantry
People’s Resource Center (PRC) is a 501(C) 3, multiservice organization serving the residents of DuPage County. In 1975, the PRC was started by handing out groceries to neighbors in need from a small house in Wheaton. Over the years the PRC has grown to become a multi-site, multi-service organization that now serves over 9,000 families – nearly 32,000 individuals each year. Services offered by the People’s Resource Center include the following:
- Food Pantry
- Social Services
- Computer Access & Training
- Job Search Assistance
- Adult & Family Literacy
- Art Studio & Classes
- Homelessness Prevention
The DMG Charitable Fund implemented its first philanthropic initiative in September 2010 by supporting the People’s Resource Center’s Saturday Westmont Food Pantry. Since 2010 the Fund has:
- Provided financial support to cover operational expenses for the Saturday operations of the PRC’s Westmont Food Pantry.
- Provided 6-8 weekly volunteers from DuPage Medical Group. Since its inception in October 2010, we’ve provided over 270 volunteers and 800 volunteer hours to support weekly operations. For more information and real-life volunteer stories, visit the Volunteer page.
- Implemented an extremely successful food collection drive at 24 DMG locations. Each month a “Food of the Month” is featured, such as ‘Rice and Pasta’ or ‘Meal-in-a-Can’ (although all non-perishable donations are welcome). From October 2010 to January 2012, The DMG Charitable Fund donated 125 bins of food to help the needy.
Our food collection efforts have even inspired some of our vendors to begin collection of food at their own businesses. The DMG Charitable Fund would like to acknowledge two of our vendors Nationwide Credit and Collection, Inc. and Mark and Holly Martin from Interior Tropical Gardens for their generosity and partnership with this initiative.
More information about the People’s Resource Center can be found on their website www.peoplesrc.org.
For more information about our work with People’s Resource Center Westmont Food Pantry, please contact the Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Adamson at (630) 362-2881 or Karen.Adamson@Dupagemd.com.