Those in need helped with food, toys

Shenita Tyson, right, looks for toys for her two children during the Holiday Bureau toy drive at Bethany Park Christian Church, Rantoul, while a volunteer helper waits.

RANTOUL — A total of 265 families with 384 children signed up for food and/or toys through the Holiday Bureau, administered by Community Service Center.

Those in need recently picked up the items at either the center or, in the case of toys, at Bethany Park Christian Church.

The toy drive is organized annually by Tim and Sue Weitekamp, who are assisted by an army of fellow volunteers.