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Lemont Girl Scout Plans Feast for Food Pantry

Lemont High School senior Rebecca Peraino has a vision of many hands helping create a warm meal for the Lemont Food Pantry.

Lemont High School senior Rebecca Peraino is one project away from attaining the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. So close, she can almost taste the feast she has planned for her final project. 

On March 30, Rebecca will hold a "Fellowship Feast," designed to provide a warm meal for members of the Lemont Township Food Pantry.

"I recognize the struggles that they face and would like to do something to help," Rebecca wrote to Patch.

The meal will also help Rebecca earn her Gold Award—which represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Open only to girls in high school, the award challenges to identify a problem in their community and develop a seven-step project to solve it. The idea struck Rebecca while she was involved in Cakes for a Cause—a group of teens who bake cakes for the food pantry each month. 

"After receiving very positive feedback from the members of the Food Pantry that enjoyed our cakes, I decided that I wanted to take it a step further and provide them a full meal for my Gold Award Project," she said.  

The Fellowship Feast will be held as an old-fashioned potluck dinner. The main course of ham will be provided through a donation from IMTT-Illinois. The remainder of the food will be provided by those who attend; all who are able are asked to bring a side dish to share. (Members of the food pantry do not need to bring anything.) 

To sign up, call the Lemont United Methodist Church at 630-257-1414. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-call basis.   


Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m.
Lemont United Methodist Church
25 W. Custer St., Lemont

TIM PERAINO March 20, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Very proud of you Rebecca for helping our Lemont community.
Elizabeth Slad March 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Rebecca, where can we send or drop off a monetary donation to help cover whatever? What a wonderful event. Go Girl Scouts!!! Mrs. Slad
TIM PERAINO March 22, 2014 at 01:33 AM
Thank you for your generosity Mrs. Slad! Any donations can be sent to the Lemont United Methodist Church and marked "Girl Scout Gold Award".


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