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Dunn Museum’s Spring Break Food Drive to Support Food Pantry

February 27, 2024 01:22 PM

For the second year, the Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville is holding a food drive during spring break. Visitors will receive free admission with the donation of at least one non-perishable food item or toiletry per person.

The food drive takes place 10 am–4:30 pm Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29. The collected items will benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry.

“We invite visitors to make a difference by supporting those in need while enjoying a day of exploration and discovery at the Dunn Museum,” said Director of Education Alyssa Firkus.

The Preservation Foundation, the charitable partner of the Lake County Forest Preserves, is sponsoring the initiative.

“Last year’s food drive was a tremendous success,” said Museum Operations Manager Alicia Fullerton who coordinated the effort with the food pantry. During spring break in 2023, the Dunn Museum welcomed nearly 2,000 visitors and collected more than 2,200 pounds of food and toiletries. Fullerton highlighted the generosity of visitors who, on average, contributed approximately one pound of essentials per person.

The nationally accredited Dunn Museum—a distinction held by only 3% of American museums—cares for a treasure trove of history about our region. Lake County’s natural and cultural history is brought to life through a balance of interactive exhibitions, authentic artifacts, reproductions and audiovisual displays.

For more, call 847-968-3400.

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