Community United Methodist Church is invited to participate in Northern Illinois Food Bankâ€™s Full on Faith week by volunteering during the week of Feb. 22-27.Â Morning and afternoon shifts are available.Â The Northern Illinois Food Bank leads the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. The Food Bank relies on donations of food and funds, as well as volunteers to evaluate and repack food for distribution to 800 community food pantries and feeding programs serving more than 71,000 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties.
Last year Northern Illinois Food Bank provided 57 million meals in our community. The majority of the food provided is through a network of feeding programs, of which 66% are faith-based organizations. In addition, the Food Bank provides meals directly to hungry children through after-school and summer meals, and their BackPack Program. The Mobile Pantry, a food pantry on wheels, distributes meat, produce, bread and non-perishable food to 200 families in underserved areas over 400 times a year. You are welcome to learn more about the Food Bank and ways to get involved by visiting www.SolveHungerToday.org.