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Ozinga to host free paper shredding, food drive event in Mokena on June 26

State representative’s event will benefit the Frankfort Food Pantry

Tim Ozinga

State Rep. Tim Ozinga is inviting his constituents to take advantage of a free document shredding event he’s hosting next month where they can also donate non-perishable food for a local pantry.

The event will take place at Mokena Elementary School, located at 11244 Willowcrest Lane in Mokena, on Saturday, June 26 from 9 to 11 a.m., according to a news release.

“I am thrilled to continue to great work of my predecessor to provide this service to help destroy sensitive documents,” Ozinga, R-Mokena, said in the release of former State Rep. Margo McDermed.

Ozinga is partnering with a local business, PROSHED, to provide a shredding truck at the event. Participants will be able to drive up to the truck where volunteers will help unload documents.

The shredding truck will accept no more than two boxes of shreddable documents from each vehicle. The truck cannot take electronics for recycling or disposal.

Ozinga also encouraged his constituents to donate non-perishable food and other items to donate.

The Frankfort Food Pantry is the primary beneficiary of the food drive. The pantry accepts traditional foods like canned pasta, canned fruit, granola bars, soups, peanut butter, jelly, and condiments. The pantry also collects products like feminine hygiene products, lotions, toilet paper and shampoo and conditioner.

For more information and a complete list of items, visit frankforttownship.com.