SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Six meals banks throughout the state obtained greater than 13,000 ready-made meals to satisfy rising wants in native communities affected by the pandemic.
“No family should ever have to worry about putting food on the table, especially during this extremely difficult time,” the Illinois Division of Human Providers Secretary Grace B. Hou mentioned.
For the reason that pandemic started, demand for meals aid skyrocketed and meals banks throughout the state struggled to satisfy an unprecedented demand, in response to the Illinois Emergency Administration Company.
Over 40 native emergency administration companies contacted the company for group meals help.
To fulfill this want, the state distributed 286 pallets of prepared made-meals to 6 meals banks for native distribution throughout Illinois.
IDHS related the meals banks with prepared made-meals. It additionally supplied contacts, supply info, and assist to ship meals to 6 meals banks in Illinois.
Illinois has eight meals banks managed by IDHS. These meals banks serve 670 panties, shelters, and soup kitchens throughout the state.
The State of Illinois continues to work with our state and federal companions to determine methods to handle this continued want.