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Feeding The Hungry - Farm Progress Collects Food


Decatur - The 5th Annual America's Farmers Food Drive will take place during next weeks Farm Progress Show.

People attending the show are being asked to bring donations of non-perishable food to feed the hungry.  Donations can be dropped off at entrance gates and will benefit the Salvation Army, Northeast Community Fund and Catholic Charities.

Nearly 15% of households in Illinois face food insecurity.  That works out to about 2 million people. 

Monsanto & the Howard G. Buffett Foundation will give $1 for every pound donated up to $10,000 each.

4-H and FFA chapters that donate food get free entry to show August 27-29.


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