Close to 8,000 pounds of paper documents were shredded and 979 individual food and personal items were collected for a local food pantry on Saturday at an event sponsored by State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock).
Reick partnered with the Woodstock Food Pantry and the City of Woodstock for the three-hour event, which was held in the rear lot of Reick’s legislative office. Between 9:00 AM and noon, 204 cars flowed through the event.
“The outpouring of support for the food pantry was overwhelming,” said Reick, who greeted motorists as they dropped off donations for the pantry and delivered documents for shredding. “The generosity shown was very heartwarming. My staff and I will be delivering quite a load of donations to the Woodstock Food Pantry this week.”
AT&T underwrote the cost of the shred truck, which was 95% full as the event ended at noon. “Everyone has old bank statements, receipts and other sensitive documents that they don’t want to throw in the trash, so I was pleased to work with AT&T to provide this valuable community service,” Reick said. “The feedback was extremely positive, so I hope to make this document shredding and food collection drive an annual event in the 63rd District.