Food mobile aims to reduce hunger

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A free truckload of food has been distributed at South View Upper Elementary School.

All Vermilion County residents who met the income eligibility criteria were welcome to participate.

A single person can receive up to $1,926 a month. A couple can get $2,607 a month and still qualify for the free food. A family of four can have a maximum monthly income up to $3,970. And a family of five can receive up to $4,652. And a family of six can receive up to $5,333 a month.

“1/8 people in the region are hungry, and 1/6 of those are kids. We want to make sure that as much food gets out to them as we can.” says Wendy Harris, a volunteer who served as the Food Mobile Captain.

Data released by Feeding America show 14-percent of the people in eastern Illinois are considered food insecure, meaning they sometimes lack access to food.

The report also says nearly 20-percent of children are food insecure.

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