F.I.S.H. Food Pantry celebrating 50 years
F.I.S.H. Food Pantry in Carpentersville is celebrating its 50th anniversary as an all-volunteer organization this year. To honor the achievement, the group has donated a bench to Carpenter Park in Carpentersville and will be dedicating it Monday at 1 p.m.
F.I.S.H., which stands for "Friend, I Shall Help.," provided food for more than 34,500 individuals from over 6,700 families in 2019. The organization uses the Illinois Department of Human Services Income Eligibility as its guideline.
F.I.S.H. is funded by donated cash and food from various organizations such as churches, schools, businesses, scouts, women and men's organizations and individuals. It also receives food from local grocery stores.