The Central Illinois Food Bank are highlighting a hunger problem that often gets overlooked. With summer vacation for area students quickly approaching, many deal with hunger during the summer months, due to no longer having access to free or reduced price lunches and breakfasts in school.
Krista Lisser, Public Relations Manager with the Central Illinois Food Bank appeared on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss this issue. The hunger problem even causes many children to be saddened by the onset of summer break.
Many are also starting gardens this time of year, and Lisser said a good way to help your local food bank is to designate a section of your garden, strictly towards growing food to donate.
Lisser said by designating a row or section of your garden strictly for foods to donate to the food bank, you know you will have extra food items available to donate.