Illinois Residents Need Your Help

November 23, 2011

As you get ready to feed your face and your family in your Chicago real estate on Thanksgiving, take a moment to think of the less fortunate, and then do something about it.

According to Feeding Illinois, our state’s eight food banks provide meals to approximately 1.4 million residents per year. That comes out to about one in every 10 Illinois residents, and close to 42 percent of those are children.

cute blue-eyed boy eating oatmeal.“The holiday season is a time to be thankful for what we have and to give back to our less fortunate neighbors,” said Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

“I encourage people as they shop for their holiday meals to include a few items to donate to the members of our communities who are in need.”

You can help your local food bank by visiting, where you’ll find a county-by-county breakdown of agencies serviced by regional food banks.

Right here in Chicago, the Greater Chicago Food Depository is a nonprofit organization that provides food to more than 142,000 people each week. To find out how you can help, visit

Earlier this year, Governor Quinn appointed 22 people to the Illinois Commission to End Hunger, which was created to get our state’s facilities the funding and assistance needed to help Illinois’ less fortunate.

Until then, your neighbors need your help: Give this Thanksgiving, and have a good one.

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