Eastern Illinois Foodbank Announces “Foodmobile” Food Giveaway in Gays

Eastern Illinois Foodbank will distribute a truckload of food to hungry area families. The distribution will be held at Gays City Hall at  815 Front St. 10 a.m-noon March 22. All Moultrie County, Gays and surrounding community residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome.

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 contribute toward a one-day distribution of food and optionally participate in the distribution process. The cost to partner with the Foodbank on a Foodmobile distribution is $2,500.

To be eligible, a household must have an income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level, or approximately $3,631 per month for a family of four. Full eligibility criteria are listed below. Other area Foodmobile distributions may be found by visiting the Foodbank’s website at www.eifoodbank.org and clicking “find help.”

Maximum monthly income per eligible household:Table2.26.14

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