Kraft foundation grant to benefit food bank

URBANA — The Eastern Illinois Foodbank will receive a $15,000 grant from the Kraft Foods Foundation to help feed hungry people in 14 counties.

Food bank officials said the money will be used to stock seven "foodmobile" distributions in underserved communities that lack adequate access to grocery stores, food pantries and soup kitchens.

Each distribution will provide groceries for 100 to 150 families, they said.

The grant to the food bank is part of $300,000 Kraft Foods Foundation is making through Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization of which the Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a member along with more than 200 other food banks.

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