Volunteers help food bank kick off holiday season with 6,800 meal boxes
GENEVA – More than 150 volunteers from Alpha Baking, Frito Lay, The Jel Sert Company, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, PepsiCo and Sam’s Club, as well as individuals and families, gathered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Nov. 2 to assemble thousands of holiday meal boxes for families in need.
According to a news release, volunteers packed 6,800 Holiday Meal Boxes with stuffing and potato mixes; canned vegetables and fruits; gravy; pumpkin-pie mix; gelatin; cake mix and frosting; and coffee.
The Holiday Meal Boxes will be paired with a frozen turkey and distributed through the food bank’s partner food pantries.
According to the release, this holiday season, the food bank hopes to distribute more than 30,000 meal boxes – each containing enough food to feed a family of eight.
To support the programs, donations are needed.
A $30 donation provides a meal box for a family.
To donate, log onto www.SolveHungerToday.org or call 630-443-6910.