As we get set to turn our calendars to the month of June, the Eastern Illinois Food Bank has a buys month ahead.
According to Teresa Brown, the Food Bank's Partnership Manager, they have several distributions coming up that area residents will want to be aware of. She explains they pride themselves on providing those in need with fresh produce, not just canned goods and non-perishables.
In addition to the distributions the Food Bank has, they also provide food to local food pantries and soup kitchens. Brown says they look to cut down on food waste in central Illinois.
If you come out for a distribution, Brown indicates you will receive food for approximatly five days. She explains they do not ask for any sort of proof of income, they just ask you sign in to self-attest.
Brown says they do around 65 food distributions per-year.
For more information about the Eastern Illinois Food Bank, upcoming distributions, or becoming an affiliate of theirs, visit eifoodbank.org.