On February 18th, Cristo Rey St. Martin and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) partnered to host yet another drive-thru food distribution event – the third major event in a continuing effort to help families get through the financial challenges of the pandemic.
The Thursday NIFB Mobile Food Pantry ran from 3:00 pm until 7pm and served over 900 families.
Once again, scores of students, staff, families and friends came together to volunteer alongside NIFB staffers, directing traffic and loading the groceries into cars late into the evening.
Participants were invited to take advantage of a mobile COVID testing facility funded by the IL Dept. of Public Health.
Two more food distribution events are scheduled for March 2nd & March 18th.
Start time: 2:30.