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National Volunteer Month Fight Food Insecurity Challenge

This year IDHS-Serve IL as part of National Volunteer Month focused on food insecurity in Illinois by putting together a 100,000 Pound Challenge. Over 20 organizations participated in the challenge from across Illinois, which focused on raising awareness locally about food deserts and food insecurity.

Illinois residents collected 14,242 pounds, which were distributed to food banks, shelters, and those in need in vulnerable communities. Serve IL would like to highlight Angels on Assignment and Jefferson County for collecting over 8,000 pounds!

We would also like to thank Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for participating in the challenge by collecting in all seven of their offices.

  • The Chief Cornerstone NFP INC
  • University of Illinois Springfield
  • Kankakee State’s Attorney JUMP
  • Decatur Public Schools
  • Family Service RSVP
  • 21C Museum Hotel Chicago
  • SaLT: Service and Learning Together