Alicia’s House Food Pantry prepares to host their 9th annual golf outing to raise money and help feed the needy…

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Alicia’s House Food Pantry prepares to host their 9th annual golf outing to raise money and help feed the needy…

August 25, 2011 (Chicago, IL) Five time national Karate champion Juan Hernandez of Alicia’s House Food Pantry is preparing for another week of star-studded events to raise money to help feed the needy. Fundraising for Alicia’s House Food Pantry will start with “Tip A Star” (celebrities serving for tips) at Rasberry’s Pancake House (3145 Chicago Rd., Steger, IL 60475) from 10am – 12:30pm on Wednesday September 14, 2011 and Aurelio’s Pizza (1372 Main St., Crete, IL 60417) on Thursday September 15, 2011 from 5pm-8pm. Next on the agenda is the 9th Annual Alicia’s House Celebrity Golf Outing on Saturday September 17, 2011 at Lincolnshire Country Club (390 East Richton Rd., Crete, IL), followed by dinner with the stars and a huge silent auction.

Celebrity Guests Include: Milt Pappas – Former Chicago Cub, Scott L. Schwartz – Actor/Director/Producer (most recognized as “Bruiser” of Ocean’s 11, 12, 13, as well as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Fun With Dick and Jane, etc…), “Mr. Karate” Juan Hernandez – 5 time National Karate Champion, Kevin “The Butcher” Hughes – Pro wrestling Superstar, The Golden Boy Paul Christy – Pro Wrestling Legend, Bunny Love – Pro Female Wrestler & Valet, Percival A. Friend – Legendary Wrestling Manager, Lee Roupas – National Bodybuilding Champion, Jeff Renzetti – Former radio personality from the Mancow Show known as “Turd”…

In 2010 Alicia’s House fed 4403 families, 15,401 people, and distributed 150,358 pounds of food. They were able to do this because of the celebrities, local businesses and individuals that supported their annual event. This year with the economy the way it is Juan Hernandez of Alicia’s House states that he has noticed an increase of over 48% in the amount of individuals they are helping. Alicia’s House is completely supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and the various fundraisers. All of the money raised will go to feed the hungry and support the pantry. Alicia’s House Food Pantry is 100% Non-profit.

To honor the memory of Alicia, who passed away at the age of 4, January 14, 2001, her Grandma Stella & her Poppy Juan started a non-for profit food pantry called Alicia’s House. Alicia’s House will continue to feed hundreds of hungry families and each box of food distributed will contain Alicia’s special loving touch. The goal of Alicia’s House is to try and alleviate hunger and some of the problems associated with hunger. Alicia’s House provides food, at no cost, to low-income residents of Crete, Beecher, Steger, Monee, University Park, and South Chicago Heights. Alicia loved people and loved helping people. She would spend hours working with her grandma, at the church pantry, making boxes of food to hand out to people in need. Although her grandma had a specific way to nutritionally pack the boxes, Alicia would always add her special touch by making sure each box would contain a special treat, usually candy.

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