Freeport church group holds ‘Hunger Luncheon’

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — The Freeport Area Church Cooperative held its annual Hunger Luncheon Thursday, which is designed to bring awareness to “food insecurity” in the community.

The event also raises money for the local food pantry.

Organizers say it’s great to see people from all walks of life support the cause.

“But one thing that they share in common is that they care about their community,” said Dean Wright, executive director for the cooperative. “They come here for the simple lunch, they have conversations, they mix and they mingle. And it’s really great to see, and that’s the one thing I think they all have in common is that they care. They particularly care either about the homeless and the hungry in our community, but I think they just care about their community in general.”

This was the 28th Hunger Luncheon.

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