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Local food bank takes services on the road

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The Northern Illinois Food Bank is offering free mobile food pantry distributions this summer.  The truck can hold up to 9,000 pounds of food and is given out on a first come, first served basis.  According to organizers, with school out for the summer many families struggle to get the food they need.

"Summer is a critical time for families to get additional food," says Northern Illinois Food Bank Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving Hester Bury. "With food pantries having limited resources, the mobile food pantry provides a little bit of extra food for people."

For a list of food pantry sites as well as where the mobile food pantry will be this summer you can head to http://solvehungertoday.org/

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