I believe that everyone I know has been finding ways to cutback and save money over the past few years.

Reality is, there have been many companies that have been forced to layoff workers or reduce pay, and this has caused many families to look for outside help, just to put food on the table.

This is where the Central Illinois Foodbank helps. The Foodbank collects donated food and grocery items from processors, distributors and food retailers for distribution to charitable agencies that in turn, supply families with foodstuffs.

The Central Illinois Foodbank is recognizing its 30th anniversary this year, and could use your help. They supply food pantries in 21 counties, and the need is greater than it has been in a long time.  Local food pantries have reported seeing an increase in the amount of first time visitors needing help in feeding their families.

You can help by donating, using the secure donation form on their website. The Foodbank is also on Facebook.

Let's help keep local foodbanks stocked and providing for those who are facing difficult times.