August 29 food drive for those in need to occur at First United Methodist Church

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Open 12–3 for people to receive food

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 28, 2020) – TF South student Cam Sanchez has organized a food drive to help Lansing residents in need on Saturday, August 29. The food drive will occur in the parking lot at First United Methodist Church (18420 Burnham Ave.) in Lansing.

In a Facebook post, Sanchez emphasized that this food drive is for people to receive food. He said, “You’re receiving, not donating, tell someone in need to come and receive.”

The event is a first come, first served food drive, and supplies are limited. Food will be given to Lansing residents in cars with valid Lansing Village stickers.

Vehicles must enter the First United Methodist Church lot from the southbound lanes of Burnham Ave. Cars will then move west through the parking lot, pick up their food, and exit onto Greenbay Ave.

Vehicles must enter the First United Methodist Church lot from the southbound lanes of Burnham Ave. (Graphic from Cam Sanchez’s Facebook post)

The event is sponsored by Dawn Kooistra of Convoy of Hope, First United Methodist Church, Human Relations Commissioner and Lan-Oak Park Board Commissioner Micaela Smith, and Joy Christian Fellowship.

Organizer Cam Sanchez was one of three young men who organized a peaceful protest in June with Lansing Police Department’s coordination. He is also the youngest participant in the Lansing Human Relation Commission’s pilot race relations program, Common Ground.

First United Methodist Church is located at 18420 Burnham Ave.