|Lt. Governor Simon and staff to volunteer at food bank|
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|Written by Kathryn Phillips|
|Tuesday, 22 November 2011 10:35|
CHICAGO - Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and members of her staff will volunteer Monday at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Simon said this Thanksgiving season, demand for assistance at Illinois food pantries is up, the price of food is increasing and federal funding for food safety net programs is under threat. The Greater Chicago Food Depository is serving 59 percent more people this year than three years ago.
“Whether it is one dollar, one can of food, or one hour of volunteering, we want our donations to add up to no child going hungry this holiday season,” Simon said. She and her staff will use voluntary furlough time for this service project.
TIME: 9 to 11 a.m.
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