Central Illinois Foodbank gets 50,000 pounds of meat donated


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – The Central Illinois Foodbank received a huge donation Wednesday.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. donated nearly 50,000 pounds of protein.

It is part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes donation tour.

The food was donated around 10:30 a.m. to the foodbank at 1937 East Cook in Springfield.

Meat is normally difficult for food banks to maintain and adequate supply.

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