Quinn urges Ill. residents to donate to food banks - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Quinn urges Ill. residents to donate to food banks


Chicago (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is calling on Illinois residents to help someone in need this Thanksgiving by giving time or money to a local food bank.


The Chicago Democrat stopped by the Greater Chicago Food Depository on Tuesday to help volunteers prepare meals for families in need.


Feeding Illinois is the association for the state's food banks. The group says there are more than 1.9 million people statewide who don't have access to nutritious food.


According to a release from Quinn's office, Feeding Illinois says its network of 2,000 pantries, shelters and soup kitchens distributed 120 million pounds of food to residents in 2011.


Quinn says "No family should ever go hungry in Illinois."


He also announced a holiday food drive in the James R. Thompson Center downtown Chicago.

Most Popular

  • Current Events

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms