Eastern Illinois Foodbank receives $5,000 John P. Cadle Foundation Grant

Eastern Illinois Foodbank received a $5,000 grant from the John P. Cadle Foundation.

Funds from the grant will be used to partially fund the Eastern Illinois Foodbank’s Foodmobile Program in Vermilion County, a system of mobile food pantries designed to help bring nutritious food to areas of chronic or extreme need.

Each Foodmobile delivers approximately 10,000 pounds of food to 100-150 households struggling with hunger. 

“1 in 5 children and more than 100,000 individuals in eastern Illinois do not know where their next meal will come,” said Jim Hires, President and CEO of the Foodbank.

“It’s particularly hard for those living in rural areas to gain access emergency food.  Our Foodmobile Program helps close a critical gap for those households struggling to put food on their tables. We’re so grateful to the John P. Cadle Foundation for their continued, generous support.” 

Eastern Illinois Foodbank has previously received John P. Cadle grants, a portion of which were also used for the Vermilion County Foodmobile Program.

The funds helped provide emergency food and grocery products to individuals living in rural and underserved communities.

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