Beechen & Dill is hosting a food drive to benefit Orland Township Food Pantry.
With a can-do attitude, Beechen & Dill Homes is launching the “Can-do Drive” to benefit the Orland Township Food Pantry. From Nov. 7-11, Beechen & Dill Homes will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items such as canned vegetables, fruits, soups and tuna, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly as well as basic personal hygiene products (toilet paper, soap, shampoo and toothpaste) at our Silverton model home in Orland Park’s Greystone Ridge community at 13889 Creek Crossing Dr. from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily. Goods can also be dropped off at the Orland Township Food Pantry, 14807 Ravinia Dr. in Orland Park, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on weekdays. “We believe local businesses must earnestly and genuinely engage with the communities in which they do business, and that motivated us to support and promote the great work of the Orland Township food pantry,” Beechen & Dill Homes President Matt Dill said.
Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady thanked Beechen & Dill Homes for taking the initiative to help local families in need of assistance. “At the Township, we’re proud to offer the Food Pantry and other services to support residents and enhance the community,” O’Grady said. “The tremendous commitment and generous contributions from local partners such as Beechen & Dill Homes are critical to the success of our efforts.”
Founded more than 40 years ago, the Orland Township Food Pantry serves more than 300 Orland Township households each month and upwards of 9,000 Township residents annually ranging from single parents and the elderly to those impacted by corporate downsizing or crippling medical bills. This summer, the Food Pantry tripled in size to roughly 14,000 square feet, a move made in response to swelling demand for the pantry’s services. “Despite the perceived stability around us, there are households across our community in real need,” Food Pantry Clerk Robin Kassis said. “Our Food Pantry plays a crucial role in providing help to local households enduring hardship and facing difficult times.”
In addition to contributions from area grocers and bi-monthly pickups at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Kassis said food drives hosted by local organizations and businesses like Beechen & Dill Homes help to “keep the pantry afloat” throughout the year. “That’s why it’s so encouraging to have groups like Beechen & Dill Homes believe in our work and participate in our effort because it really does make a difference,” Kassis says. “These drives help us stock our shelves and are absolutely critical to our operation.”
For our President Matthew Dill, whose family-owned business has been constructing homes in and around Orland Township since 1972, including two new Orland Park developments – Greystone Ridge and Parkside Square – unveiled earlier this year, supporting a noble-minded effort like the Orland Township Food Pantry was an easy decision. “It’s important for us to contribute to the vitality and spirit of Orland and hosting this food drive allows us to do just that,” said Dill, a past recipient of the Home Builders Association of Illinois’ “Builder of the Year” award. “Being a solid, reliable neighbor is always important to us.”
Headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois, Beechen & Dill Homes is recognized as one of Chicagoland’s most buyer-friendly and distinctive home builders. Beechen & Dill Homes has constructed an award-winning reputation over 40 years and dozens of planned communities and custom home projects inChicago’s south and southwest suburbs. For more information, please visit beechendill.com.