Grace Lutheran Church and GPS Faith Community are celebrating the distribution of over 500,000 pounds of food to those in need.
The organizations have partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to distribute food to the community with the Mobile Food Pantry since 2007. The truck, laden with about 10,000 pounds of food, arrives at Grace Lutheran Church about ten times per year. The food is then distributed by 30 or more volunteers from area churches, businesses, and service organizations to 200 families from the Loves Park and Machesney Park area.
The 50th Mobile Food Pantry was celebrated recently, meaning over 500,000 pounds of food has been distributed to members of the community over the past five years.
The organizations encourage local businesses and other organizations to partner with them by sponsoring the Mobile Food Pantry or sending volunteers to help with distribution. For more information on how to get involved, call the GPS Faith Community office at 779-221-8491.