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Food pantry helps provide relief for local seniors

13/Jan/20 / 15:22

Ed, age 81, is doggedly resilient.   In 1939, a few years after he was born, he contracted polio. It didn’t stop him.   “The doctors said I’d never walk again … but oh yes I did!” he says with a smile.   When the polio vaccine came out in the 1950s, Ed was there. […]

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We believe no one should be hungry

27/Dec/19 / 06:00

The past year marked another standout year for Northern Illinois Food Bank. We continue to be a leading food bank nationwide, distributing more than 69 million meals to our neighbors in need. Many programs and strategies for which we have laid the foundation are flourishing, and we continue to look for new, inventive ways to […]

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Making the season bright for Cynthia’s family

18/Dec/19 / 20:13

The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to gather with family and friends around the table for a shared meal, complete with everyone’s favorite dishes. But for thousands of our neighbors in Northern Illinois, this time of year does not come with the guarantee of food on the table.   Just ask Cynthia. Her husband […]

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What to eat when you’re under the weather

10/Dec/19 / 23:23

When you don’t feel well, food might be the last thing on your mind – and this time of year, many people feel less than their best. Each year, Americans get more than 1 billion colds, and 5 to 20 percent of Americans get the flu.1 (Here’s how to spot the difference between the cold […]

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Healthy Recipes for the Holidays

22/Nov/19 / 06:00

Bring a dish to your next holiday party that guests will be asking for next year! These healthy recipes from Chef Jen will be your new favorite for holiday potlucks. Get these recipes and more from Chef Jen sent to your inbox as a printable PDF! BERRY CRISP Prep Time: 15 minutes Baking Time: 55 […]

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Clean out your kitchen for the holidays

15/Nov/19 / 21:31

It’s time to prepare your pantry, clear your cabinets and free up space in the fridge — the holidays are nearly here!   From turkey to casserole, hors d’oeuvres to desserts, the end of the year often means countless homemade holiday meals shared with family and friends. But getting crafty in the kitchen doesn’t need […]

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Helping our veterans this holiday season

11/Nov/19 / 16:05

Bob has lived in Lombard all of his life, except for the time he spent serving his country in Vietnam. He and his wife Marlene have been married 53 years, and together have three children and seven grandchildren.   Retired from working in steel inventory control, Bob shares that Thanksgiving is a treasured time for […]

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Volunteers help feed families through My Pantry Express

01/Nov/19 / 17:05

Last year, our generous volunteers donated more than 136,000 hours of their time to sort and pack food in our warehouse, stock the shelves at our Winnebago Community Market, distribute groceries to our neighbors at Mobile Pantries, and much more. Working together, we’re helping to provide each hungry neighbor with every meal, every day through […]

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Online food pantry fills gaps in hunger relief

18/Oct/19 / 06:00

Solving hunger is a complex problem that requires an equally complex solution. In order to ensure every neighbor has access to every meal, every day, we are constantly innovating and working to create viable, sustainable and replicable ways to meet our neighbors where they are.   My Pantry Express, our new pilot program, is an […]

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All about apples!

11/Oct/19 / 06:00

An undeniable shift in the weather excites even warm-loving snow birds in anticipation of their favorite flavors of the season. As pumpkins ripen on their vine, apples hang heavy in rows and rows of you-pick orchards. With more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown across the globe3 today, it’s easy to make finding your favorite […]