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Fall 2018 Newsletter

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Driving Toward a Healthy Future

Central Illinois Foodbank recently received a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to purchase equipment for a new produce delivery program. In conjunction with this grant, Isringhausen Imports donated a pre-owned van. The vehicle has been retrofitted with refrigeration capabilities to keep perishable goods at optimal temperature to ensure maximum freshness.

The Foodbank plans to use this new program to work with schools and other organizations to help provide more access to fresh produce and other healthy foods in the community.

Summer Hunger: What happens when school is out?

This summer, the Foodbank partnered with 9 community sites to offer free meals for children through the Summer Food Service Program. The Foodbank sponsored three sites for the Springfield YMCA. All three sites combined served over 3,000 breakfasts and 4,500 lunches this summer.

Spotlight on Hunger

Tanzania has a busy schedule. In addition to raising her children, she also works two jobs. Summertime can be a stressful time for parents, like Tanzania, since kids are not in school. Keeping them happy, healthy and engaged can be a challenge.


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