The Eastern Illinois Foodbank has announced has announced plans for the distribution of free food in Danville later this month. On Saturday, July 20th, Vermilion County residents who meet income eligibility limits will be able to pick-up food at South View Upper Elementary School between 10:00 and 11:30 a.m.
A single person can have a monthly income up to $1,926 and still qualify. A couple can make up to $2,607 a month, and a family of four can receive up to $3,970 a month and still qualify. A household with five members can receive up to $4,652 a month. And a six member household can receive up to $5,333.
The distribution is part of the Foodbank’s Foodmobile Program, a system of mobile food pantries designed to help bring nutritious food to areas of chronic or extreme need. Through the program, local companies and organizations are invited to partner with the Foodbank. The cost to partner with the Foodbank on a mobile distribution is $3,000.
Data released by Feeding America shows 14-percent of the people in Eastern Illinois are considered to be ‘food insecure’. And nearly 20-percent of children are food insecure. It means they sometimes lack adequate access to food.