Food Drive

Food Drive Continues for 2021

The Chautauqua Historical Society (CHS), with the New Piasa Chautauqua Church Assembly (NPCCA), is sponsoring a Food Drive to help local area food banks. The Food Drive project will help others in the River Road area with goods and funds.

Tim Tomlinson, with the support of Jim Roberts and Clint McCann, has written a 2020 Food Drive Report which can be found here.

This project will continue for 2021.  A suggested list of needed items from the Grafton Food Pantry is provided below.

To participate with a financial contribution by credit card or PayPal, please click on the DONATE button below to see and choose from among options.  You can also write a check payable to CHS and send it to Chautauqua Historical Society, P.O. Box 37, Elsah, Illinois, 62028. Gifts and donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by federal law.

We believe this FOOD DRIVE project fits well with the spirit of our Chautauqua and with the goals and aspirations of CHS and NPCCA. Thank you as always for your generous support of preserving our valley’s history and for your willingness to help us help others.

About The Grafton Food Pantry

The Grafton Food Pantry is an official activity authorized by the City Council of the City of Grafton. It cooperates with other area Food Bank programs. Cash contributions to CHS/NPCCA Food Drive project will be paid over to the City of Grafton and/or other entities to purchase food items for Food Pantry distribution.

The Grafton Food Pantry is located in Grafton City Hall at 118 East Main Street.
It is open the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Items Needed by The Grafton Food Pantry

  • Canned vegetables: peas, carrots, beans, corn, etc.
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Soup: all kinds
  • Ramen noodle packages
  • Macaroni & cheese boxes
  • Pasta cans:  Ravioli, Spaghetti Os, etc.
  • Dried spaghetti, other pasta, or packets of pasta with sauce
  • Spaghetti sauce cans or jars
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned meat: tuna, Spam, canned chicken, etc.
  • Saltine crackers
  • Rice
  • Fruit cans
  • Cereal boxes
  • Snack items: cookies, muffins or cake mixes, ready-made snacks