Isringhausen Donates Van to Foodbank for Fresh Produce Delivery Program

 

Central Illinois Foodbank has announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to purchase equipment for a new produce delivery program. This pilot program will allow volunteers to deliver produce to sites where food insecurity is above average rates.

In conjunction with this grant, Isringhausen Imports has donated a used van to the Foodbank for this program. Once the sites have been confirmed and the van has been retrofitted with refrigeration, the program is scheduled to launch in early August.

Volunteers will be an integral part of the program’s success. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the program should contact the Foodbank at 217-522-4022.

Food insecurity continues to be an issue facing millions of Americans. According to data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released in September 2016, 42 million people in the United States are living in food-insecure households, 13 million of whom are children. Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 study found that 89 percent of Feeding America’s client households with at least one child lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
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