Northern Ill. Food Bank contributes to hurricane relief efforts

Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) continues to support Hurricane relief efforts locally and in the Gulf Coast region.

Chris White, operations manager of Hunger Connection Branch of Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), has been in Jackson, Miss., since Sept. 22 and will be there through Oct. 5 to help manage and oversee daily functions of a temporary food bank warehouse set up specifically for the hurricane relief efforts in the region.

With White’s experience at NIFB in food banking, warehouse management, logistics, volunteer development, inventory control, facilities management, and shipping and receiving, his work in the Gulf Coast region will be valued greatly in getting the services restored to those who need it most.

NIFB is continuing in its efforts to support guests arriving in area communities. Working with partner agencies and non-partner agencies, food assistance efforts are being offered to agencies supporting the guests.

Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of America’s Second Harvest—The Nation’s Food Bank Network, acquires donated food from retailers, manufacturers, corporations, and community resources and distributes it through its network of 480 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other nonprofit food assistance sites to help the 227,000 people living in poverty in 13 northern Illinois counties including Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago. NIFB has been committed to helping feed hungry people for more than 20 years.

For more info about NIFB, call 630/443-6910 or visit

America’s Second Harvest—The Nation’s Food Bank Network is taking an unprecedented leadership role in helping the nation recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The storm’s deadly impact has been felt in communities across the nation, with many individuals contacting their local food bank to find a way to assist with relief efforts.

America’s Second Harvest distributes food and grocery products through a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations, increases public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocates for policies that benefit America’s hungry.

From the Oct. 5-11, 2005, issue

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