SCHAUMBURG -- Lavelle Law Charities recently wrapped its annual food drive and, although this year's event was held virtually, the Schaumburg-based law firm was able to raise $25,000 for the Schaumburg Food Pantry.
In years' past, the attorneys at Lavelle Law would collect and deliver truckloads of food to the Schaumburg Food Pantry, but COVID-19 restrictions made that impossible this year. Instead, the drive moved online and raised $15,000. Lavelle Law Charities then matched the first $10,000 donated to help fight hunger in the community.
The money will be used by the pantry to purchase food to assist more than 900 families who use the facility each month. That accounts for almost 2,800 individuals needing assistance, said Diana Nelson, associate director of program support and community outreach for Schaumburg Township.
"We've been hosting food drives in the suburbs for more than 10 years, but this year is particularly special because our community continued to help those in need despite the challenges presented by COVID-19," said Founding Partner Kerry Lavelle.