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Food Bank delivers supplies to victims of tornado

The Northern Illinois Food bank asks the community for help to give relief to those affected by the tornados on Sunday.
GENEVA, IL – The Northern Illinois Food Bank is providing food and supplies to areas affected by the tornados on Sunday to help people affected by the damages.

A truckload of food and supplies, including apples, granola bars, packaged peanuts, snack cakes, hot chocolate mix, flavored water, hotdogs, chips, hand sanitizer and paper towels, will be delivered to Coal City Food Pantry today. Additional food will be delivered on Friday, and as needed in the upcoming weeks since some people in central Illinois are in "desperate need" of hygiene items.

“We are working with our local food pantries in areas affected by the tornado, as well as our sister food pantry in Peoria, to provide additional food to the area,” said Pete Schaefer, president and CEO of the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Coal City Community Pantry is open Monday’s from 9-11 a.m. and Thursday’s from 11a.m.–1p.m. Northern Illinois Food Bank is asking the public for help to keep food flowing into the storm-affected areas. Northern Illinois Food Bank is a member of Feeding America.

Donations can be made by texting the word FOOD to 52000 or visiting the website www.SolveHungerToday.org/HelpNow.
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