BENEFITING: Northern Illinois Food Bank
Schools out for summer!!! That sentence most likely brings a smile to the children in your life. But for some kids, their only meals are during school. So when school is out, these kids may not know where their next meal is coming from. 49.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including nearly 16 million children. In Northern IL alone, nearly 600,000 people each year in our 13-county service area rely on Northern Illinois Food Bank. 36% of those are children. Last year 62% of households in Northern IL had to choose between paying for food or paying for housing at some point. Let's help these families not need to make that tough decision. For every $1 donated, Northern Illinois Food Bank provides $8 worth of groceries to a neighbor in need.