ESCO and Elite Soccer Thanksgiving Food Drive Benefitting the Wheeling Township Food Pantry

Hello Elite Soccer families,

For the past few years, ESCO and Elite Soccer have been the #1 supporter of the Wheeling Township Food Pantry’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. Last year we collected enough food to provide 176 families a Thanksgiving meal to remember.

In year’s past we’d ask Elite teams to gather food items which would later be assembled into complete meal baskets by ESCO youth leaders and delivered to the food pantry. This year is going to be different.

We are asking families to work in their neighborhood to collect their own complete baskets and deliver to the food pantry.

Complete baskets must be delivered to the food pantry on Thursday, November 19 between 9AM-5PM. See flyer below for more details.
What has worked well for our youth leaders is to print this flyerwrite a message and follow up date on it and drop it with neighbors. Then on the date you provide, go from house to house to gather donations. It also works well to attach the flyer to a paper grocery bag You can also create a digital sign up list and ask people to donate specific items or donate money and purchase the item on your own.
If you are unable to drop off baskets during the designated time, please call the Wheeling Township General Assistance Office at 847-259-7730 or email to make other arrangements.
Please contact Jay Casaletto at with questions.