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Tri-State food pantries getting much needed help

Various food pantries will get some much needed help from an Illinois Food Bank in a matter of weeks.

Horizons, as well as nine other area pantries, will get a monthly shipment of food from the Midwest Food Bank out of Peoria.  Horizons Executive Director Sarah Stephens said the food they receive is from donations and what they can afford to buy.  Stephens said the monthly deliveries will be a big boost.

"You know, we have children going to school with hungry stomachs and can't focus on their work because they're focused on their grumbling stomach. We have elderly people who are trying to choose between paying for their medical care or their food, so it's going to be an incredible opportunity," Stephens said.

Stephens expects to feed dozens of more families with the shipments.  The first is expected to arrive in late April.

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