Lake County Responding to Hunger Touch-a-Truck Event

Lake County may be large but it always feels like a small town that comes out to help their own in times of need. Next week we’re joining forces with The Lake Branch of the American Public Works Association Chicago Metro Chapter and the Northern Illinois Food Bank to help the hungry in our communities at the Lake County Responding to Hunger Food Drive and Touch-a-Truck event.

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The event is organized by the Lake Branch of the American Public Works Association Chicago Metro and will feature public works agencies from all over the Lake County community. In exchange for bringing non-perishable and canned food items to feed your hungry neighbors, your children will be rewarded with a morning of fun featuring their favorite trucks!

Oh, and we’ll be there too!

That’s right — Little Lake County is taking a break from the Playground Tour and setting up shop at the fairgrounds. We’re bringing our toys and games, and our scooters! It will be a fun morning of activities for the whole family! Children can get an up-close look and climb aboard super-sized vehicles, and mom and dad can meet the men and women that keep their cities running.

This is no small event either. More than 30 large vehicles will be on site — so don’t forget your cameras! Communities and agencies that will be there:


  • APWA (American Public Works Association) – Lake Branch
  • Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lake County Division of Transportation
  • Lake County Public Works Department
  • Lake County Fairgrounds Association
  • NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) – Great Lakes
  • Waukegan Fire Department
  • Illinois State Police SWAT Armored Truck & K9 Unit
  • Lake Zurich Police Department


  • City of Highland Park
  • City of North Chicago
  • City of Waukegan
  • Cuba Township Road District
  • Ela Township Highway Department
  • Village of Barrington
  • Village of Beach Park
  • Village of Buffalo Grove
  • Village of Fox Lake
  • Fox Waterway Agency
  • Village of Grayslake
  • Village of Gurnee
  • Village of Hawthorn Woods
  • Village of Lakemoor
  • Village of Lake Villa
  • Village of Lake Zurich
  • Village of Libertyville
  • Village of Lincolnshire
  • Village of Lindenhurst
  • Village of Mundelein
  • Village of Round Lake Park
  • Village of Vernon Hills
  • Village of Wauconda
  • Warren Township Highway Department


  • Lester’s Material Service, Inc., Grayslake
  • State Farm, Lake Zurich
  • RHMG Engineers, Inc., Mundelein
  • Engineering Resource Associates, Warrenville
  • BLA, Inc., Itasca, IL
  • Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., Rosemont,
  • Fox Recovery and Towing, Fox Lake
  • Little Lake County/Little Trike Media
  • Manhard Consulting, Vernon Hills
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So while you are shopping this weekend, pick up an extra bag of non-perishable grocery items for the hungry in Lake County. We have a list of the most needed items. Then come out and join us at the fairgrounds, it’s sure to be a great event!


Lake County Responding to Hunger
Food Drive and Touch-a-Truck Event

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake, IL

Hope to see you there!

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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