Northern Illinois Food Bank featured on March 2 episode of The Biggest Loser
From press release
Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) will be featured on NBC’s The Biggest Loser at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 2.
NIFB will be featured with Wheaton, Ill., residents Jerry and Estella Hayes, who were the two oldest contestants ever to compete on The Biggest Loser. While they didn’t win the grand prize, Jerry came home and continued his battle against the bulge. He even won the $100,000 at-home prize for the greatest weight loss after leaving the ranch.
The March 2 episode of The Biggest Loser will show how NIFB is addressing senior hunger. Viewers will also learn how they can get involved in The Pound For Pound Challenge.
In The Pound for Pound Challenge, for every pound pledged by the public at www.pfpchallenge.com, General Mills and other supporters will donate 14 cents to Feeding America with much of the money going to the local food bank, in this case NIFB.
NIFB is an Illinois non-for-profit organization that provides food to all those in need through its 520 partner agencies in the following 13 counties: Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago.
NIFB acquires, gathers, handles, and distributes donated, government, and purchased food to more than 61,600 different people each week through local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth activity centers and other food assistance sites.
In Fiscal Year 2009, NIFB distributed more than 27 million pounds of food and is on pace to distribute 35-plus million pounds this year.
The Food Bank recently launched a capital campaign to build a new Food Distribution and Community Nutrition Center to enable them to handle more food more efficiently to meet the increasing demand.
For more information, visit www.northernilfoodbank.org.
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