Lakeview Pantry
August 2013

The month of August has been music to our ears at Lakeview Pantry!

In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

The pantry is full of both food and song these days, as we are taking part in several music events, and you have the opportunity to join us in the merriment.

Below, you will read about one of our donors, Crystal Bowersox of American Idol, read about three concerts benefiting Lakeview Pantry, as well as read about an opportunity to win tickets to a Sammy Hagar Show! Any donation over this weekend in response to the newsletter will automatically be entered in a raffle to win two tickets to his show at Northerly Island, next Friday, August 23rd.

We hope you consider making your gift now during the month of August, to help fight hunger and to feed our neighbors. As in the words of George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, Music Critic, and Political Activist, "There is no sincerer love than the love of food."



Gary Garland
Executive Director
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In This Issue
Community Feature: Crystal Bowersox


Lakeview Pantry was lucky enough to interview Crystal Bowersox, a former client  and volunteer at Lakeview Pantry, who is now a major donor.


Crystal Bowersox, the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol, states that she works hard to support the social services organizations that she believes in because "I have a megaphone now, so I'm going to use it."

When we think of American Idol, we think of fame, success, and a wealth of strong vocal artists; we often don't think of the artists' roots or beginnings, and the stepping stones that get them there.

Community Feature: Chloe and the Baskes Family

As a food pantry, common donations include food items or financial gifts, but one donor and her family, Chloe Baskes, found a fun and inspiring way to combine these two things!  

The Baskes family has long been involved with the pantry, and daughter Chloe wanted to do something unique as part of her Bat Mitzvah.  Chloe decided to take on a new project for Lakeview Pantry and join in on the fight against hunger.

Chloe and her family baked a variety of homemade goodies, and sold beautifully packaged boxes of several different baked goods to their friends and family, donating proceeds to Lakeview Pantry. Full Story.

To follow in Chloe's footsteps, donate here.

Upcoming Events

You can get involved with Lakeview Pantry during events across the community right now, especially in the music scene!

Music Events

1.  Next Friday August 23rd Sammy Hagar will be performing at Firstmerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Not only is the Hagar Family Foundation donating $2500 to Lakeview Pantry, we will also receive 2 tickets to raffle off to our donors! Any donation over this weekend in response to the newsletter will automatically be entered in a raffle to win two tickets to the show. More info on his charity work here. Donate now to win your tickets!

2. Cameron McGill & What Army will be taking part in a Schuba's Tavern Practice Space residency  throughout the months of October/November, celebrating the release of the new album Gallows Etiquette. The residency starts on Monday Oct. 14th and continues on the following dates:
Oct. 28, Nov. 11, & Nov. 25. Shows are $6, 21+ and start at 8pm.
The band is partnering with Lakeview Pantry on a food drive at each of the shows. They are offering $1 off walk-up admission with canned good(s). Full show listings and advance tix here:

3. Buena Park Neighbors is hosting their 11th Annual Concert in the Park with a food drive to benefit Lakeview Pantry.
Details as follows:

August 22nd 7-9:30pm, Enjoy your neighborhood on August 22nd at Buena Circle! (Buena and Kenmore circle)
Jin and Tonic - Playing Country and Fun Covers!

We've added even more to our event making this concert just plain AWESOME! Come out and see the Cubs trolley, let little ones play in the bouncy house, and dine with our favorite local food trucks: Slide Ride, the original slider truck, and La Adelita, featuring heavenly tacos. We even have fun for the pups with doggie treats from FIDO and complimentary dog sitting at Challenger Park by Another Ruff Day. Please support the Lakeview Panty and bring non-perishable food to our donation box! More info


Community Events 


4.  Southport Grocer's Pop4Juice:
For their 10 year Anniversary, during the month of August, part of the proceeds from Southport Grocer's special house-made soda will go to Lakeview Pantry! The soda is made with all local ingredients by their artist Melanie, who will be creating the seasonal soda with Lakeview Pantry in mind. All sodas will be sold for 2.50 a glass as usual, with $1 donation for each sale going to Lakeview Pantry. Visit this delicious local establishment to help support our programs. Visit their website for more details.

5. For the ENTIRE month of September, Giordano's on Belmont will be donating 15% OF YOUR ENTIRE BILL when you bring in this flyer. They are hosting this event in September because it is Hunger Awareness Month, and they are doing their part to end hunger! So stop by to eat with them, and help feed our community! This promotion is good for dine-in food as well as carry-out and delivery, so please remember to mention Lakeview PantryDownload the Giordano's flyer.

6. Keep an eye out for a special email soon to come with all the details of the upcoming Lakeview Pantry and Cubs Wives Foundation Partnership! We have exciting new events coming up in late August and early September. More details and related volunteer opportunities soon to follow!  
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Education and Advocacy Spotlight
This month Lakeview Pantry released a thought-provoking story detailing the struggles of the recent Dan Baker. As a neighbor and a friend to many, this piece serves as both a tribute and a look at the gaps in social service coordination.

Read more in the piece, Why Did Dan Baker Slip Away From Us?
Thank Yous

This month we want to thank Whole Foods on Halsted and Resurrection Lutheran for their fantastic events over the last month. Whole Foods made us a part of their 6th Birthday celebration, raising $471 for our programs, and Resurrection Lutheran designated Lakeview Pantry as one of the five beneficiaries of Wrigleyville SummerFest. 

Welcome Jennie!

Lakeview Pantry is proud to introduce our new Manager of Client Services, Jennifer Filicky Hull, LPC. Jennie is a Licensed
Professional Counselor and received her Masters of Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

Read more here.
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