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20th Anniversary Harvest Celebration raises nearly $90,000

Over 200 people attended the 20th Anniversary Harvest Celebration on October 25. The event, presented by Dynegy, raised nearly $90,000 to help fight hunger in central and southern Illinois.

2018 Good Samaritan Award - Illinois Pork Producers Association

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has been a supporter of Central Illinois Foodbank and the fight against hunger for many years and their support has only continued to grow.

Since its inception in 2008, Pork Power has generated more than 625,000 pounds of pork - enough for more than 2.4 million servings - for families throughout Illinois. Pork, soybean and corn farmers commit funds from their respective checkoff programs to support this program.

Our partnership with IPPA is becoming even more important as the Foodbank continues to grow its vision of providing healthy food for all. Over the last 20 years, IPPA has donated over 70,500 pounds of pork to the Foodbank and our parnters.

The Foodbank is grateful for the support we receive year after year from the Illinois Pork Producers Association. We look forward to continuing our partnership and are happy to award them with this year's Good Samaritan Award. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


  • Dynegy


  • Dot Foods
  • Memorial Health System
  • The Shanahan Family
  • Nancy Simpson
  • Horace Mann


  • Ameriprise Financial - Steve Koch, CFP
  • Ed & Sharon Curtis
  • HSHS St. John's Hospital
  • Levi, Ray & Shoup
  • Marsha Prater, RN, PhD
  • Sysco Central Illinois


  • Dr. Frank & Diane Aguirre
  • BUNN
  • Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP
  • Hanson Professional Services Inc.
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Hickory Point Bank
  • Wilfred & Esther Lam Family Fund
  • Orthopedic Center of Illinois - Dr. Ron & Therese Romanelli
  • O'Shea Builders
  • MJ Kellner
  • Drs. Nasar & Kanna Nallamothu
  • Sikich LLP
  • Springfield Electric Supply Company
  • United Community Bank
  • Wolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan
  • Zara's Collision Center