The Foundation for Northwest Illinois has teamed up with Northern Illinois Food Bank and New Jerusalem Food Pantry of Freeport to hold a drive-thru Holiday Meal Box distribution in Freeport on Monday, November 20. At this event, 500 meal boxes will be made available to area families. Volunteers are still needed and those who are interested should contact The Foundation.
“The rising cost of food continues to have a significant impact on families around the country,” stated Michelle DeHaven-Quast, CEO of The Foundation for Northwest Illinois. “We are thankful to our partners and volunteers—and to those who support the work of The Foundation for Northwest Illinois—to ensure that families in Northwest Illinois have food on the table during the holiday season.”
Date: Monday, November 20
Time: 9 AM – Noon (first come, first serve)
Location: Lincoln Mall (Parking Lot)
1247 W. Galena Ave., Freeport, IL
Families will find the following included in each box:
- 12-16 lb. frozen Turkey
- Turkey Gravy
- Whole Kernel Corn
- Green Beans
- Canned Yams
- Dry Pinto Beans
- Dry Potatoes
- White Rice
- Diced Pears
- Cranberry Sauce
- Hot Cocoa
- Dessert Mix
Hunger plays a key role in how economies function and thrive. When individuals, families, and their children are hungry, they struggle with high levels of stress and can do little more than meet their basic needs. Hungry children are sick more often and can suffer from physical, developmental, and cognitive impairments, resulting in lower academic achievement than that of their peers. If you would like to make a donation to support this Holiday Meal Box campaign, click here.
For information about area food pantries, you can visit the Northern Illinois Food Bank website for details about Stephenson county locations. For food pantry locations in Jo Daviess & Carroll counties, visit the Riverbend Food Bank online.
About The Foundation for Northwest Illinois
The Foundation for Northwest Illinois, founded in 1975, is a regional philanthropic organization guided by community leaders who are dedicated to empowering nonprofits to develop solutions that help northwest Illinois communities thrive. To learn more about The Foundation and opportunities to support important causes throughout northwest Illinois, visit www.forNWIL.org or call (815) 801-3035.