CHAMPAIGN- In conjunction with Hunger Action Month, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is hosting a food and fund drive from September 14 through 30 in Danville and Champaign.

“In light of Hunger Action Month, I thought it would be helpful if the community could help provide our local foodbank with some much-needed items. I wanted to find a way for the community to come together to raise awareness on this issue,” said Bennett. “It is important to remember hunger isn’t a seasonal issue but a yearlong battle for many residents throughout Eastern Illinois.”

The need for donations does not end with the holiday season. Local food and fund drives are the key sources of food and funding in their effort to alleviate hunger in our community. 

A report released by the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Feeding America reported the following:
 
• 17.4 percent of households include someone who is a veteran or who has served in the military.
• 82 percent of households report purchasing inexpensive, unhealthy food because they could not afford healthier options.
• 80 percent of households report having to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or food.

bennett hunger action danvilleVermilion County Food Drive Information: State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign), Danville Township Supervisor Mike West and Central Illinois Community Action are community-wide food and fund drive to benefit Danville Township Food Pantry September 14 through 30.

Drop off locations and hours:

Senator Scott Bennett:
Danville District Office, 101 W. North St., (2nd FLOOR), Danville, IL
Drop off hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed on Fridays.

Danville Township Supervisor Mike West:
Danville Township Building, 101 W. North St., Danville, IL
Drop off hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

East Central Illinois Community Action:
56 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL
Drop off hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

bennett hunger action champaignChampaign County Food and Fund Drive Information: State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is hosting a food and fund drive to benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank from September 14 through 30.

Click here to make a monetary donation.


State Senator Scott Bennett:
Champaign District Office, Illinois Terminal Building, 45 E. University, Suite 206, Champaign, Illinois
Drop-off hours: Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Please call Sen. Bennett’s full-time Champaign office at (217) 355-5252 with any questions or concerns.

 

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Office Info

Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

Springfield Office:
311C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-2507