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Potato Drop of 40,00 pounds will help local food pantries.

OSWEGO, Ill., April 7, 2019 – Oswego’s Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist held an “ultimate baked-potato bar” to raise funds that benefit a first Potato Drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4.  Aurora area food pantries will pick up free potatoes at 9 a.m. on that day. 

Pantry Name/Potatoes Requested:

  • Aurora: Salvation Army, 200 lbs
  • Aurora: Holy Angels Church Pantry, 2,000 lbs;
  • Aurora: Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, 8,000 lbs
  • Batavia: Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, 800 lbs
  • Geneva: Geneva: St. Peter’s Church Pantry, 2,000 lbs
  • Geneva: Northern Illinois Food Bank, remainder after pantries’ pickup
  • Lee: Neighbors in Christ Ecumenical, 500 lbs
  • Naperville: Calvary Church Pantry, 250 lbs
  • Naperville: Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 8,000 lbs
  • New Lenox: New Lenox United Methodist Church, 8,000 lbs
  • Orland Park: Orland Park United Methodist Church, 2,000 lbs
  • Plainfield: Green Food Pantry, 1,000 lbs
  • Sandwich: Cornerstone Church, 700 lbs
  • Sugar Grove: Sugar Grove Between Friends, 2,000 lbs;
  • Sugar Grove: Sugar Grove Between Friends, 2,000 lbs
  • Sycamore: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 1,200 lbs
  • Yorkville: Kendall County Community Food Pantry, 6,000 lbs
Potato Drop

Craig “Mr. Potato” McGregor of Oswego, left, on Sunday March 31 announced a baked potato-bar benefit dinner coming April 7, at Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W. Washington St. in Oswego. Right is “reporter” Judy McGregor. (Al Benson photo)

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John Ross on Saturday, April 23, 2016 launched XPian News, a part of  Daybreak Communications, Inc. Ross is the facilitator of Aurora Christian Ministry Network (ACMN) and a member of the Fox Valley Christian Ministerial Alliance (FVCMA). He serves on the boards of Wayside Cross Ministries and the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. As a follower of Jesus, he has been for some 40 years a member of First Presbyterian Church - Aurora. He has an M.A. - Christian Leadership from Wheaton College Graduate School and undergraduate at Trinity International University.

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