Effingham County 4-H is set to hold a food drive to benefit Effingham County Blessings in a Backpack next week. The drive will run Monday, October 3rd through Friday, October 7th from 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office located at 1209 Wenthe Drive in Effingham. The office will also be open for drop offs in the evening on Monday and Friday.
Blessings in Backpack provides weekend food supplies for area children struggling with hunger. Once a week teachers discretely stuff children’s backpacks who are in the program as to not draw attention to the students.
Especially requested items include peanut butter, single serving oatmeal packets, single serving cereal boxes, macaroni & cheese, ravioli, spaghetti, granola bars, canned tuna, chicken, and Vienna Sausages.