JUNE 1, 2020
We are devastated by the murder of George Floyd and far too many others, and the civil unrest we have seen in our own communities this past week. We stand together with the Black and African-American community, and we condemn the injustices they have experienced for so long.
As a Food Bank, we are fortunate to see the best in humanity as neighbors come together to help one another every single day. But we also see the heartbreaking systemic inequity and racism that persists in our communities every day, and we recognize that we must do more.
We vow to listen more, learn intentionally, and keep our neighbors’ voices at the center of all we do, because only together, are we better.
About Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a non-profit organization that engages the community to solve hunger in Northern Illinois. Manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to more than 900 partner feeding programs – the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than half a million people every year. Northern Illinois Food Bank has centers in Geneva (West Suburban Center), Park City (North Suburban Center) Rockford (Northwest Center), and Joliet (South Suburban Center). Find out how you can volunteer, donate or get involved at www.SolveHungerToday.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.