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Spring 2019 Newsletter & Annual Report

Partnership, Produce & Progress

Providing access to healthy foods in one of the Foodbank's highest priorities due to the number of households that have members with health ailments who could benefit from having access to nutritious foods.

  • 12.6%* of individuals living in the Foodbank's service area experience food insecurity, higher then the state average of 11%*
  • 36%** of households served are not eligble for any federal nutrition programs
  • 36%** of households served have at least one member with diabetes and 71%** have at least one member with high blood pressure

*Map the Meal Gap 2018. Feeding America, 2018.

**Hunger in America 2014 Report for Central Illinois Foodbank. Feeding America, 2014.


2018 Good Samaritan Award - Illinois Pork Producers Association

The Illinois Pork Producers Association was presented the Good Samaritan Award for their continued dedication to fighting hunger in central and southern Illinois. 

Spotlight on Hunger

When Kathie's boys were in 6th and 7th grades, she and her husband divorced. During this transition, Kathie went from being a stay-at-home mother to re-entering the workforce. "I had enough money for the basics but I didn't have a lot of money for food," she said.

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