Northern Illinois Meals Financial institution remains to be in want of donations regardless of falling COVID-19 numbers

ROCKFORD (WREX) – As the pandemic nears its end, blackboards still need your help.

This includes the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Chris White, chief operating officer of the Northern Illinois Food Bank, says the food bank has seen a decline in food donated in recent months.

In the past month, the food bank declined about 800,000 pounds of donated food.

This is because the USDA has also suspended its coronavirus food aid program. However, fewer people go to the blackboard to receive donations.

“We hope to get back to the level of pre-pandemic aid that we are offering,” said White.

You can help the Northern Illinois Food Bank by donating food or doing volunteer work. The grocery bank says every dollar donated helps give eight dollars to grocery stores. If you want to learn more, click here.

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