2007
Presentation demonstrates needs of the hungry in DuPage County

Presentation demonstrates needs of the hungry in DuPage County
May 17, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The Northern Illinois Foodbank, in conjunction with the DuPage Hunger Network, will present “The Faces of Hunger Will Surprise You,” a dramatization of the hunger needs in DuPage County at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 in the Krasa Center Presentation Room at Benedictine University. The event is part of “Hunger Awareness Day 2007,” a national effort to increase awareness that domestic hunger is a real and growing problem and to help ensure that there are enough resources to feed hungry Americans. The dramatization at Benedictine University will demonstrate the hunger need in DuPage County and show the steps being taken to meet that need. The event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided following the presentation. Northern Illinois Food Bank provides fresh and packaged food to more than 520 food assistance sites including soup kitchens, pantries, childcare agencies, shelters and after-school snack programs. The Northern Illinois Food Bank serves thousands of poor people in the 13 northern Illinois counties. For more information, contact Jarrod Daab at the Northern Illinois Food Bank at (630) 443-6910 or visit www.northernilfoodbank.org.

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