HENRY — The Henry Food Pantry, located in Henry, has switched pickup doors due to COVID-19 and has a new sign and banner provided by the University of Illinois Extension.

Director Adelaide Kern said the banner is “a great way to let people know that we are here and providing food to families in need.”

Local food pantries are utilizing a drive-through/pickup model to minimize contact due to COVID-19 and the University of Illinois Extension Illinois Nutrition Education program of Marshall, Putnam, LaSalle and Bureau counties is providing outdoor signs (through a special grant) with healthy messages to local food pantries as a new way to support partners during this difficult time.

If you are interested in learning more about how to partner with University of Illinois Extension for educational programming focusing on healthy nutrition and lifestyles including food budgeting and food safety, call Sherry Todas, program coordinator, at 815-875-2878.

For more information, call University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-224-0889. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit its website at https://extension.illinois.edu/blmp.

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