Northern Illinois Food Bank gets $72,335 check - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader

Northern Illinois Food Bank gets $72,335 check

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ROCKFORD (WREX) -

Lawyers from around the area teamed up to fight hunger during the Lawyers Feeding Illinois food and fundraising drive.

The statewide campaign was held in February, with a goal of raising at least one million meals. However, thanks to lawyers, lawyer teams, and 2,000 donors, over 3.7 million meals were raised. A portion of those proceeds went to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

John E. Thies, the president of the Illinois State Bar Association stopped in Rockford Thursday to present a check for $72,335.58 to the organization.

For more information on the drive, visit www.lawyersfeedingil.org.

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