Please note: Flood Brothers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. If your regular pickup day is on a Thursday, service will be delayed by one day.
At this time of year, we pause and reflect on all the things to be thankful for. We’re fortunate to live and work in a great city with the opportunity to provide service to our communities. We’re thankful for the continued growth our company has enjoyed in the Chicagoland area. And most of all, we’re thankful for you, our customers who we serve every day.
For all that we’ve been blessed with, it’s important to remember those in need. According to The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, more than 620,000 people are living in poverty in Chicago with nearly half of those living in extreme poverty. And according to a study conducted by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, more than 807,000 men, women and children are food insecure in Cook County alone. That’s about 1 in 6 people.
Flood Brothers is active throughout the year with many different charities. Employees and members of our family volunteer their time and resources. Please consider joining us in providing hope to families in need by donating or volunteering at your local church or food bank. Here are a few organizations that are always looking for help:
Catholic Charities of Chicago: http://www.catholiccharities.net
Greater Chicago Food Depository: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org
Northern Illinois Food Bank: https://solvehungertoday.org
St. Vincent de Paul: http://www.svdpchicago.org/index.php/food-pantries
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Flood Brothers.
With curbside pickup of recycling, it’s easy for everyone to do their part to help keep our earth clean and green. Since all recyclables go into one bin, called single-stream recycling, you don’t even have to sort it. We do! Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass bottles, beverage and food cans, foil, etc. are collected and hauled to our Materials Recovery Facility where it’s sorted and packaged for reuse.
According to the EPA, food scraps and yard waste currently make up to 20 to 30 percent of landfills where it takes up space and creates harmful methane emissions. Only 3% of us compost food waste.
It’s that time of year again! When you’re out shopping for supplies and planning lunches keep in mind the three R’s to help reduce waste: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Here are some quick tips and handy links for more information.
The statistics are staggering. More than 40 percent of all the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away, half of which happens at home.
In the wake of the recent heavy rains and flooding, here is a handy guide: