Central Illinois Foodbank, established in 1982, distributes over 8 million pounds of food annually to over 150 food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs and after-school programs in a 21 county region. Central Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. The mission of the Foodbank is to collect donated food and grocery items from growers, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers and retailers for distribution to charitable agencies serving people in need.
Yesterday, Emma (right) came by to drop off the canned goods she collected for her birthday with her mom and two sisters. She decided to ask for food for the Foodbank instead of presents for her birthday. What a great way to pratice the gift of giving! Thanks, Emma!