The Elaine Pagels Group of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago in Downers Grove holds 5th Annual Food Drive to Benefit Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry


1663646603DOWNERS GROVE, IL USA – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago is pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual Elaine Pagels Group Food Drive to benefit the Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry is underway. Held in loving memory of Linda Kunze, former president of the Downers Grove Downtown Management Corp., non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the Downers Grove BHHS Chicago office at 5150 Main Street on September 24, 27, 29 and October 1st from 9:00 am -12:00 pm or the Hinsdale BHHS Chicago office at 35 S. Washington Street from September 26th through 30th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To make special arrangements for a donation drop-off, please call (630) 780-1205.

Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization which has served local communities since 1969. Their services include a food pantry, financial assistance, and transportation. Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for the people in our community. They strive to provide a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for clients and volunteers alike. Although DuPage County is the second-richest county in Illinois, more than 1 in every 10 adults is projected to be food insecure (source: Impact DuPage). The FISH Pantry helps hundreds of families and individuals each year from Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge.

Terri Doney, vice president and managing broker of the firm’s Downers Grove and Hinsdale offices, said, “I’m enormously proud of Elaine, Brita, Lucy and Michelle for the work they put into this annual food drive. The Downers Grove FISH Pantry does such important work right here in our communities. I’d like to thank everyone for their donations and assistance in making the collection such a success.”

Elaine Pagels added, “I’d like to thank everyone for their donations to the food drive in Linda Kunze’s name. She was an incredible person and many people credit her with making downtown Downers Grove the amazing, vibrant place it is today. Unfortunately, Linda passed away five years ago while she was helping me plan the first food drive, so I feel it’s only fitting that her name be remembered with each year’s collection. And, as requests for food assistance are up 25% this year, my hope is that the collection grows more robust each year to help feed our friends and neighbors in need.”

Downers Grove Area FISH notes that the most requested items are: no-salt canned vegetables, canned white potatoes, jarred pasta sauce, chili, canned pasta without meat, canned tuna, SPAM. Baby wipes and diapers are also needed.

The Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry is located at 4341 Saratoga Avenue in Downers Grove. For more information about the Downers Grove Area FISH Pantry, please click here, call (630) 964-7776 or email For more information on the Elaine Pagels Group, please click here, call (630) 780-1205 or email

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The Downers Grove office is located at 5150 Main Street. To reach the office, please call (630) 325-7500. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago is a full-service real estate firm with more than 1,400 real estate professionals and staff in 24 offices serving customers throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, the North Shore, West Suburban communities, Southern Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana and Harbor Country, Michigan. Recognized as a Top Workplace in Chicago, their local roots are complemented by the extensive global reach of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of the nation’s leading real estate brands. Clients can experience all-inclusive homeownership services from their affiliated companies: Prosperity Home Mortgage, Fort Dearborn Title, and HomeServices Insurance. Visit