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Central Illinois Food Bank Visits Taylorville
Making sure families don't go home hungry. That was the goal today for the Central Illinois Food Bank.
This morning they paid a visit to the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.
Providing food and even free haircuts to the local community.
"We know that particularly this time of the year with kids being out of school food insecurity is a very serious issue for a lot of households," said Amy Hagen, Christian County food pantry coordinator. "Kids don't get breakfast at school they don't get lunch at school... So there's a serious drain on family budgets this time of year."
The visit helped served food to approximately 800 people. Foods included were fresh squash, cucumbers, and potatoes as well as dairy products.
The food bank says that they also had about 40 people who took advantage of the free haircut available.
The Central Illinois Food Bank comes to Christian County once every quarter to provide a mobile pantry service to families in need.