Initiative To Help Thousands Of Illinois Families In Need

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Responding to the needs of thousands of families struggling to put food on the table this winter, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced the Food for Families program, a $1 million hunger relief initiative that will provide 1.5 million pounds of food for an additional 37,500 families in need this fiscal year. Through this initiative, for the first time in Illinois history, state funds will be used to help food banks purchase food and help make up for insufficient federal support. The new program will provide enough food for 3,090 meals per day for Illinois families in need.

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