Monday, December 20, 2010

Community Foundation of Central Illinois Responds to Increased Demands on Local Food Banks


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
                        417 NE Adams
                        Peoria, IL 61602

WHO:               Mark Roberts, CEO, Community Foundation of Central Illinois
                        Larry Herman, Director of Midwest Food Bank, Peoria Division
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 Peoria Area Community Foundation, CFCI supports positive initiatives and innovative approaches to addressing the changing needs of our region.   

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois’ Mission:
To serve as a philanthropic resource committed to Connecting People Who Care with Causes That Matter.

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