Food Pantry Truck Stolen From Local Philanthropists

The food pantry recently purchased the truck in an effort to meet the increasing food needs of the community.

By Victoria Coleman
|  Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Chicago's Gourmet Pancake Truck

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A food pantry truck was stolen after owners recently purchased to truck to met the increasing food needs of the community.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Changes on Tap for 2012 Taste

Taste of Chicago will be smaller, last just five days and start later in July.

Chicago's Gourmet Pancake Truck

Get a look at Babycakes!
More Photos and Videos

A local food pantry scheduled to make a big delivery Wednesday no longer has its new food truck to transport it.
 
Mother Jones Food Pantry purchased the truck just 10 days before it was stolen Friday from the parking lot in the 700 block of West 120th Street, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
 
Pastor Virgil Jones told the Sun-Times he discovered the truck missing after he returned from a delivery using his personal vehicle. He said the 16-foot box truck was stolen at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.
 

Mother Jones Food Pantry feeds an average of 2,000 people each month, Pastor Jones told the publication. The pantry has provided food to those in need for the past four years. 
There was no food in the truck when it was stolen. The vehicle was purchased to pick up food and distribute it to those in need.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out