Local family restaurant helps less-fortunate
Lincoln residents enjoy Thanksgiving dinner
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Many low-income, elderly and
handicapped individuals in Lincoln wouldn't have enjoyed a Thanksgiving
dinner this year without the assistance provided to Central Illinois
Economic Development Corp. by Guzzardo's Italian Villa.
Restaurant owner John
Guzzardo called and offered to provide Thanksgiving meals to
low-income residents in Lincoln. CIEDC, along with Senior Services,
supplied Guzzardo's with names of close to 100 families. Guzzardo's
cooked the meals on Thanksgiving morning and also delivered them to
the families, seniors, shut-ins and disabled individuals who would
not have had a special Thanksgiving dinner without this assistance.
"It is people like Mr. Guzzardo that makes this job of helping
others rewarding," said Angelia Hobbs, CIEDC's Logan County resource
specialist. "I'm sure it took a lot of work on Guzzardo's part to
make this happen -- work that they didn't have to do, but work that
makes Lincoln a better place to live because they cared enough about
others to do it. Who wouldn't love to have a meal from Guzzardo's!"
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Individuals who received the meals reported that they were
excellent, and the recipients were very appreciative to Guzzardo's.
CIEDC is a Community Action agency that provides services to
low-income residents in a six-county service area: DeWitt, Fulton,
Logan, Mason, Menard and Piatt counties.
[Central Illinois Economic Development
Corp. news release]