Hunger is up 35 percent locally
From press release
The Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) will host an open house at the Rockford Branch, 320 S. Avon St., from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 12.
The tour includes observing volunteers at work and gaining local insight regarding hunger issues in the community. Light refreshments will be served.
NIFB works every day to combat hunger in 13 northern Illinois counties. To keep up with the 35 percent rise in demand that resulted from job losses and other factors, the Food Bank needs community support.
To learn more about the organization, visit, www.northernilfoodbank.org.
From the December 9-15, 2009 issue