Director's Dish

"...We come from different geographic communities, have different professions and different interests, but the one characteristic that unifies us is our passion to provide a basic need -- food."

Spreading Hope Through Holiday Meals

Friend-In-Deed and Central Illinois Foodbank partnered with Nelson's Catering of Central Illinois to create 2,500 holiday meals, which were delivered before Thanksgiving and Christmas to seniors at seven Springfield locations.

Tackling Hunger!

With the 2020 high school football season sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic, Derek Parris, Sports Director with Channel 1450, wanted to find a competitive way to help the community. His play: the "Fill the Trailer" food drive. ... The teams collected $1,500 and 10,475 pounds of non-perishable food items, which provides nearly 18,000 meals, making our neighbors the big winners!

Springfield author Teressa Shelton donates book sales to Central Illinois Foodbank and Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County

"The Sergeant's Daughter" (She Writes Press) is a coming of age memoir of courage, bravery, and perseverance. In the book, local author Teressa Shelton boldly recounts her life growing up with her two sisters, a verbally and physically abusive father, and her mom who struggled to run interference in the face of punishment Teressa, and her sisters experienced growing up.
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