"Everyone remembers food pantries over the holidays," said Huntley businessman Robert Jakubowich explaining a recent $1,500 donation of gift cards to the Grafton Township Food Pantry. "I thought it would be a nice thing to do to kick off the New Year.”
Jakubowich donated the gift cards to be used at the businesses at his Route 47 and Kreutzer Road shopping center: Walgreens, Verizon, Papa Saverios Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Hair Cuttery, River Point Dental and H&R Block. “I believed gift cards were a good way to support the local businesses and those in the community that are in need," said Jakubowich.
Pantry spokesman Harriet Ford said he was probably right. “A client who had recently lost her job was the recipient of a gift card for Hair Cuttery," said Ford. "She stopped back in to show us her new style and proudly announced that she would be interviewing for a new position the following week."