WHAT: The Community Foundation of
Central Illinois Responds to Increased Demands on Local Food Banks, Announces $36,000 in Year-end Grants; Total Local Impact to Exceed $58,000.
The Media is invited to attend.
Please join The Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) at the Salvation Army Food Warehouse as they announce the distribution of $36,000 in year-end grants to help three local non-profit organizations provide food to needy children and families this holiday season. Three $12,000 grants to benefit the Salvation Army, the Peoria Area Food Bank, and Midwest Food Bank will be made by CFCI from the RLI Corporate Fund.
The $36,000 in grants has leveraged additional contributions of $15,000 from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation (ILCHF) and $7,631 from an employee giving campaign at RLI for a total amount of $58,631 being distributed to local food pantries in December.
In attendance will be the directors of all three food banks to discuss the important impact these grants have on the families they serve this holiday season.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 21 at 1:30 PM
WHERE: Salvation Army Food Warehouse
Salvation Army Campus
WHO: Mark Roberts, CEO, Community Foundation of
Larry Herman, Director of Midwest Food Bank,
Mr. McFarland A. Bragg II, President/CEO
Peoria Area Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity
Major David Gorton, The Salvation Army Divisional Secretary
Editor’s Note: The Community Foundation of Central Illinois (CFCI) has served
Central Illinois for over 22 years. Formed in 1988 as the Area Community Foundation, CFCI supports positive initiatives and innovative approaches to addressing the changing needs of our region. Peoria
The Community Foundation of Central Illinois’
To serve as a philanthropic resource committed to Connecting People Who Care with Causes That Matter.