Rock River Valley Pantry receives assistance

Staff Report

The Rock River Valley Pantry has announced that they have received support of two milk programs that will help benefit children and older adults, as well as the assistance the purchase a new vehicle to be used for food rescue and food drive collections.

BMO Harris Bank and Associated Bank have both agreed to support the Got Milk 4 Kids program financially for four weeks each. This program provides milk to 1,200 households with children on a monthly basis from the Rock River Valley Pantry. The milk provided will benefit more than 2,700 children.

Members of the Alpine Kiwanis will fund a 12-week milk program for adults over the age of 65. The Rock River Valley Pantry is currently assisting 125 elderly adults on a weekly basis, and thanks to the Alpine Kiwanis these individuals will now be guaranteed a gallon a milk once a month for the next three months through the Sr. Milk program.

The Kiwanis Club of Rockford has pledged financial support to purchase a new vehicle to enable the Rock River Valley Pantry to continue with its food rescue program and delivery of food equipment. The vehicle will replace a much older van and thus make it easier for the volunteers to gain access and work inside the van. The new vehicle is crucial especially because of the fact that more than 40 percent of the food provided by the RRVP is rescued and/or donated.

For more information or if you are interested in helping or volunteering contact the Rock River Valley Pantry at 815-965-2466.

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