Northern Illinois Food Bank hosts pop-up market Aug. 5 at ECC
Inflation, rising food costs and ending of the emergency government SNAP benefits are driving 450,000 neighbors per month to seek assistance from the Northern Illinois Food Bank pantries and programs.
To help neighbors in need, the Northern Illinois Food Bank will be distributing free groceries on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The pop-up mobile market will be held at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive. It will be first come, first served for 1,000 families.
Two semi-trucks of food will be unloaded and distributed by volunteers.
Everyone who needs groceries is welcome - no ID, proof of income, or referral is needed. The Mobile Markets distribute food in drive-thru model while supplies last.
The Northern Illinois Food Bank works with more than 900 food pantries, mobile food truck markets, and soup kitchens that distribute perishable and nonperishable foods that you can choose from based on your dietary needs. Find one local to you at solvehungertoday.org/get-groceries-resources/.