Thank you to the Heart of Illinois Jeeps Organization and all the people who donated non-perishable food and hygiene products during the “Fill Your Jeep” Food Drive on May 11th. Several Jeep owners with the organization emptied out their vehicles with over 424 pounds of food to support the Peoria Area Food Food Bank.
Food drives during the summer are critical in combatting hunger. “Most of the hunger comes during the summer time. Young people usually get their meals from school but when school is out that’s when we see a peak in hunger”, states Warehouse Manager Couri Thomas.
To find out how can organize a food drive or donate to Peoria Area Food Bank, please call 309-671-3906 or visit www.peoriafoodbank.org.