Eastern Illinois Foodbank will be distributing a truckload of food to hungry area families.  The distribution will be held at South View Elementary School (133 East Ninth St.) in Danville, Illinois on April 13 from 10 – 11:30am.  All Vermilion County residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome (see below).  Those attending are asked to bring boxes or bags to transport food.  This Foodmobile is partially funded by the John P. Cadle Foundation.

The distribution is part of the Foodbank’s Foodmobile Program, a system of mobile food pantries designed to help bring nutritious food to areas of chronic or extreme need. Through the program, local companies and organizations are invited to contribute toward a one-day distribution of food and optionally participate in the distribution process.

The Foodmobile distribution comes at a critical moment for area residents. Data released by Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks, shows that a staggering 14% of people in eastern Illinois are considered food insecure, which means they sometimes lack adequate access to food. Nearly 20% of children are food insecure.

All eligible residents of Vermilion County who are in need of food and grocery product are welcome to attend the Foodmobile distribution.

To be eligible, a household must have an income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level, or approximately $3,793 per month for a family of four. Full eligibility criteria are listed below.

Other area Foodmobile distributions can be found by visiting the Foodbank’s website at www.eifoodbank.org and clicking “find help.”

Maximum monthly income per eligible household:

1: $1,872

2: $2,538

3: $3,204

4: $3,870

5: $4,536

6: $5,202

7: $5,868

8: $6,534

For each additional household member over 8, add $666.