Faraci CommunityFoodDrive

DANVILLE – State Senator Paul Faraci is collecting food items to support homeless military veterans and to support the Danville Township Food Pantry. 

“Let’s come together to address this pressing need in our community,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “Every little bit helps, as we can assist those who have selflessly served our country.”

From now until Feb. 19, community members can drop off donations at Senator Faraci’s Danville office, located at 201 N. Vermilion St., and at the Danville Public Library, located at 319 N. Vermilion St.

Items most in need include: chicken noodle soup, saltine crackers, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, noodles, macaroni, apple sauce, canned tuna, canned meat, canned salmon, beans, shelf-stable milk, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, rice and snack crackers.

The collected items will benefit homeless military veterans and their families at Cannon Place on the campus of the Illiana VA and the Danville Township Food Pantry.

"We are seeing, since the pandemic, increasing numbers of first time visitors, senior citizens coming in for help with basic groceries because they can't stretch their social security incomes as far as they used to,” said Tina O’Brien, Danville Township Program Coordinator. “We are grateful for this food drive, it will help." 

For more information or questions, please contact Betty at Senator Faraci’s office at (217) 442-5252.