As the national day of service approaches, local businesses and organizations are doing their part to help those most in need. The Rockford Orthopedic Associates donated almost $32,757 to the Northern Illinois Food Bank to support the organization's child nutrition programs throughout Winnebago County.
"In Winnebago County nearly one in four children are at risk for hunger," says Erik Jacobsen, Northern Illinois Food Bank's communication manager. "That statistic really underscores how thankful we are to the Rockford Orthopedics Associates."
These programs help to serve close to 1,300 children each week. For more than a decade, the Rockford Orthopedic Associates has helped donate more than $290,000 thousand dollars to the food bank.