Monsanto grant fills backpacks with food for families
WATERMAN – The Northern Illinois Food Bank will be able to offer more meals to children at risk of hunger, with the help of a $5,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, courtesy of the Waterman Monsanto site.
The grant will buy food for the BackPack Program in DeKalb County. Each backpack provided to children through the program contains enough shelf-stable, nutritious foods to help feed up to three children over the weekend. The food bank partners with 93 schools across 13 counties for the program, and works directly with school professionals to identify children in need of food assistance.
“Northern Illinois Food Bank provides outstanding support to the people of our community facing hunger. Rural communities in northern Illinois are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group providing this level of service,” said John Robben, Waterman site manager.
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