South suburban Bremen Township gifted $65,000 in snacks for Friday food giveaway

The engine of a Bobcat forklift roared as it dropped the final pallet of healthy snacks of blended apples, bananas and other treats into the garage Thursday morning at the Bremen Township building in south suburban Markham.

The morning delivery of the goodies, valued at roughly $65,000, came just in time as staff at the township offices, 16361 Kedzie Parkway, prepared for their monthly drive-thru food giveaway Friday, which helps feed hundreds of south suburban area residents.

The donations are the result of a collaboration between the township, fruit and yogurt pouch company GoGo squeeZ and nonprofit organization Move For Hunger.

“You’d be so surprised,” Rondal Jones, an administrator with Bremen Township, told the Sun-Times. “This area is what I’d consider a food desert. We have 200 to 300 cars wrapped around the building looking for food like this, so it’s definitely essential.”

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