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Isringhausen Donates to Foodbank
The Central Illinois Foodbank got a huge boost today. The Isringhausen Cares Campaign brought in $16,500 to the charity after a monthlong campaign.
The Isringhausen Cares Campaign was busy during the month of December, collecting both food and $100 for each vehicle they sold to donate to the Central Illinois Foodbank.
Company employees also pitched in by donating more than $3,000 themselves and, with combined support from the community, their campaign had a record-breaking month.
"Isringhausen Cares is just an initiative that we launched to have a systematic way to give back to our community," said Geoff Isringhausen. "We really love the Springfield community. It's been great to us, and we want to look for ways to give back, and this year we chose the foodbank because they are really needed, real core need of food in our community."
The Isringhausen Cares Campaign is in its third year raising money for local charities. The funds will go toward fresh produce, which normally costs between $5,000-$8,000 for each truckload.
After this generous donation, the foodbank is looking to get about three truckloads of produce to the families in need throughout central illinois
The Central Illinois Foodbank distributes over 8 million pounds of food every year, and that food goes to more than 150 different programs in 21 different counties.