Rep. Reick to Host Document Shredding and Non-Perishable Food Drive for Local Food Pantries

Woodstock – State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is hosting a free paper shredding event and non-perishable food/personal items drive on Saturday, August 1.

The event will be held in the rear parking lot of the Reick Legislative Office, 1072 Lake Avenue in Woodstock, from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM. Residents from throughout Reick’s 63rd Legislative House District simply need to follow the signs that guide them through the parking lot and watch as event volunteers collect shreddables and items to be donated to local food pantries.

“People often hold onto their old, sensitive documents because they have nowhere to safely dispose of them, and have possibly been doing more cleaning than normal during the ‘Stay at Home’ order,” said Reick. “I’m glad to be working with our local food pantries to offer this service for the citizens of the 63rd District.”

Due to the size of the shred truck and popularity of similar events in the region, each vehicle will be limited to two grocery-sized bags or banker box sized boxes of shreddable documents. Event volunteers will be taking proper safety precautions by wearing PPE and practicing social distancing to every extent possible.

Residents don’t have to leave their cars. Our volunteers will lift the boxes. Volunteers will also take items to be donated to the food pantry out of people’s cars for them. Follow marked pathway through parking lot. Documents will NOT be shredded on site, but will be collected in sealed bins and taken to AMS Store & Shred’s facility for complete destruction. An official certificate of destruction will be provided to each vehicle upon collection.

Items collected for the food pantry will assist local families in need throughout McHenry County, “It’s a pleasure to provide this free document shredding opportunity while also collecting goods for a community organization that provides a critical service for the residents of Woodstock and District 200 families,” said Reick.