Let the Food Fight Begin

Central Illinois Foodbank kicks off the 10th Annual Corporate Food Fight Challenge this month with a goal of getting 25 businesses to compete in the food, funds and friends drive. In 2016, over $24,000 was raised by 20 businesses, who also logged 353 volunteer hours and donated over 9,700 pounds of food.

Foodbank Teams Up with USPS to Stamp Out Hunger

Central Illinois Foodbank is asking for central Illinois’ support on May 13th as it joins America’s letter carriers and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country. The event helps to support local food banks and the one in six Americans who struggle with hunger.

INB Sponsors Lunch Over Spring Break

Central Illinois Foodbank along with Illinois National Bank teamed up to provide lunches for kids in need during spring break. INB has traditionally sponsored a spring break snack pantry, but this year they decided to do something a little different by sponsoring lunch at Brandon Court, April 10th-April 13th.

Over 300 Families Served at Distribution

Central Illinois Foodbank in conjunction with Central Counties Health Center and SIU Center for Family Medicine held a Healthy Foods Distribution on March 23rd. Over 300 families took home healthy foods such as, grapes, egg plant, green beans, green peppers, eggs, and milk. The Healhty Foods Distribution was made possible by the BRANDT Foundation.
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