Eastern Illinois Foodbank will host two competitive “Jump into Action” food repackaging events featuring local first responders as part of today’s Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving.
The events will take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today.
First responders from the Danville Police Department and Danville Fire Department will collect donations at St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and St. James United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Danville. “Part of the mission of the Danville Police Department is to work with the community,” said Chris Yates, Danville’s police chief, in the release. “Our community needs food, so this is a great way for us to be involved.”
The goal of the events is to raise awareness of food insecurity in our local communities, demonstrate how communities can work together as a team and generate support for the foodbank’s Fall into Giving campaign, a coordinated, month-long giving drive leading up to Giving Tuesday.
Community members are encouraged to donate online at www.eifoodbank.org to support the cause.