Central Illinois Foodbank’s Local Hunger Relief Efforts During COVID-19 Get Boost from AT&T

Springfield, Quincy, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Carlinville, Decatur, Taylorville among the communities in foodbank’s 21-county service area.

Ten thousand dollars from AT&T will immediately help the Central Illinois
Foodbank buy much needed food and resources benefiting children, adults and seniors who are struggling to make ends meet during this challenging time.

AT&T made a $10,000 contribution to the foodbank, providing a boost to the nonprofit, which serves the following 21 counties:

AdamsGreeneMontgomery
BondJeffersonMorgan
BrownLoganPike
CassMaconSangamon
ChristianMacoupinSchuyler
EffinghamMarionShelby
FayetteMenardScott

“We deeply appreciate AT&T stepping up to help local families during this difficult time,” said Central Illinois Foodbank Executive Director Pam Molitoris. “The Foodbank has seen a substantial increase in requests for food as economic hardships have forced many into our food lines – often for the very first time.”

According to the Foodbank, in its service area, which includes Springfield, Quincy, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Carlinville, Decatur and Taylorville, nearly 100,000 people don’t know where their next meal will come from, and one in six children struggle with hunger.

“We’re committed to helping people when they need us most.”

Eileen Mitchell, President - AT&T Illinois

“We’re committed to helping people when they need us most,” said AT&T Illinois President Eileen Mitchell. “The people of AT&T are grateful for the work of the Central Illinois Foodbank and its employees who are working every day to help feed our neighbors in Central Illinois.”

For additional information about the Central Illinois Foodbank, or to make a donation, please go to https://www.centralilfoodbank.org/

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