Smithfield Foods donates more than 42,000 pounds of protein to Central Illinois Foodbank

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Schnucks joined forces to donate more than 42,000 pounds of protein to Central Illinois Foodbank. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. The donation, equivalent to more than 170,000 servings, will help families fight hunger across central and southern Illinois.

Central Illinois Foodbank Presented with The Dr. Khalaf Al Habtoor and Congressman Paul Findley’s Children Fund

A $500,000 contribution, over a five-year period, from Dr. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, LLC of Dubai, United Arab Emirates has been awarded to the Central Illinois Foodbank in Springfield. The gift will be used to establish an endowment to fund programs that provide nutritious food to children in need throughout the Foodbank’s 21-county service region.

Local Health Centers Prescribe Fresh Produce

Thanks to The Walt Disney Company Central Illinois Foodbank, along with partners SIU Center for Family Medicine and Central Counties Health Centers will distribute more fresh produce to those who need it most. Central Illinois Foodbank was awarded a $15,000 grant from Disney to supply two large coolers and fresh produce to each of the health center sites.