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Make volunteering your New Year’s resolution

19/Jan/18 / 06:00

The start of a new year is full of festivities and excitement, with many people looking forward to the promise of twelve months ahead to make positive changes. Whether their goal is to quit smoking, exercise harder, sleep better, eat healthier, travel more, or something else, these New Year’s resolutions pick up where the holidays […]

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Believe it or not, a burger can be healthy!

12/Jan/18 / 06:00

Three variations on one tasty recipe! Use canned chicken, salmon, or tuna for flavorful and healthy burgers.     Click here for Tuna Burger recipe   How You Can Help:   Volunteer at one of our Centers in Geneva, Rockford or Park City sorting and packing food Donate to help us solve hunger in your […]

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Sub-zero temperatures make our neighbors more vulnerable than ever

02/Jan/18 / 21:44

With temperatures hovering in the negative digits, we are soundly in the midst of an arctic blast across Northern Illinois, along with much of the nation. For some, the cold weather brings heartbreaking choices – heat or eat? We believe no one should be faced with the choice between paying the bills or buying groceries, […]

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Looking back on 2017

29/Dec/17 / 17:54

As we look back on 2017, our commitment to providing enough meals for our neighbors in need in Northern Illinois grows even stronger. It is our belief that every single person not only needs but deserves access to enough food that is both nutritious and desirable.   In total, we served 65.5 million meals last […]

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Meaningful gifts that keep on giving

22/Dec/17 / 16:57

Between your holiday parties, family obligations and the pressure of finding the perfect gift, this time of year can go by in a flash. But at the heart of the season, we know it’s also important to you to give back during the holiday season. Below are seven easy ways to do just that by […]

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Eating healthy through the holidays

15/Dec/17 / 06:00

For many people, the end of the year is the busiest time of the year – with holiday parties to plan, travel plans to coordinate, family gatherings, get-togethers and more. No matter what your schedule may look like as the snow begins to fall, food will surely play a starring role as many seasonal favorites […]

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A brief history of holiday favorites

08/Dec/17 / 06:00

‘Tis the season for ugly sweater parties, decking the halls, and all forms of holiday goodies. Eggnog, fruitcake, and gingerbread go hand-in-hand with the holiday season and have a long history as rich as they are. So curl up by the fire and we’ll tell you a tale of how these traditional treats came to […]

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Paying it forward pays back

24/Nov/17 / 06:00

Every year as the holidays approach, people across the country dig a little deeper into their wallets, pockets, closets, and hearts to spread holiday cheer in the form of generosity. Generosity comes in many shapes and sizes, from money and possessions to time, encouragement, and attention. Whether volunteering at a soup kitchen or food pantry, […]

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A holiday meal on every table

17/Nov/17 / 06:00

As the autumn leaves shake from their branches and the first frost chills the air, our stomachs start to growl in anticipation of a bountiful holiday meal shared with family. What is widely considered to be the “traditional Thanksgiving dinner” looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting: a perfectly brined and basted turkey […]

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Cranberries Anytime

10/Nov/17 / 06:00

Small in size but mighty in flavor, cranberries add a pop of color to everything from trail mix to stuffing to meatloaf. Whether you prefer sweet or savory, this video will inspire you to add cranberries to your next recipe!     Click here for Thanksgiving Meatloaf recipe   How You Can Help:   Volunteer […]