The Chicago Democrat stopped by the Greater Chicago Food
Depository on Tuesday to help volunteers prepare meals for families
Feeding Illinois is the association for the state's food banks. The
group says there are more than 1.9 million people statewide who
don't have access to nutritious food.
According to a release from Quinn's office, Feeding Illinois says
its network of 2,000 pantries, shelters and soup kitchens
distributed 120 million pounds of food to residents in 2011.
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Quinn says "No family should ever go hungry in Illinois."
He also announced a holiday food drive in the James R. Thompson
Center downtown Chicago.
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