Eastern IL Foodbank to distribute produce October 24

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URBANA – Eastern Illinois Foodbank will host a “just-in-time” produce distribution next week to help provide healthy food for residents in need at one convenient place.

Foodbank officials will be distributing produce from 2 to 4 PM on Monday, October 24, or until all the products are gone. For this special distribution, the Foodbank will be serving clients from its Urbana warehouse. This one-time event is in response to a recent uptick in food being donated by local retailers. People who qualify will be able to get fresh produce without visiting a local food pantry or emergency program.

This distribution will feature fresh produce, bread and bakery items gleaned from local retailers.

“Because of the volume of perishable product we receive we’re looking for innovative ways to quickly get it into the hands of our hungry neighbors,” explains Jim Hires, President and CEO of Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

All local residents who meet income eligibility are welcome to come take fresh produce.

To be eligible, a household must have an income at or below 185% of the federal property level, or approximately $3,746 per month for a family of four. Participants will be required to self-attest to their monthly household income.

Full eligibility criteria are listed below:

The distribution will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and attendees should bring their own bags or boxes to haul their produce.

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