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Church Aims to Impact Hunger in Central Illinois

After its services this weekend, members of Peoria’s Northwoods Church stormed area supermarkets in an effort to stomp out hunger.
PEORIA - After its services this weekend, members of Peoria’s Northwoods Church stormed area supermarkets in an effort to stomp out hunger.

They teamed up with six grocery stores in three different cities for a food drive. People at the Kroger on Knoxville filled up grocery carts with canned goods and other food. Then they filled up two trucks that were waiting in the parking lot.

Organizers say by having everyone go shopping at once, they could make bigger impact.

“We're looking for 40 tons of food this year. We've done that in the past, we want to do it again because we know that the shelves are empty and we know that there are very many families in our community who are in need,” Lori Allen said.

The church also partnered with stores in Chillicothe and Galesburg. Donations will go to the South Side Mission, Midwest Food Bank and other charity organizations.
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