Midwest Food Bank sends food boxes to tornado victims

By WEEK Producer

Midwest Food Bank sends food boxes to tornado victims

May 22, 2013 Updated May 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Midwest Food Bank is sending family food boxes to tornado victims in Oklahoma.

The food bank received a request from the Salvation Army. Each family food box contains food and personal care products for a family of four for four or five days.
The first semi load of boxes left from the food bank’s facility in Peoria Wednesday morning. A second load left from Bloomington Wednesday afternoon.
Additional loads are expected to leave next week.
Each semi trailer holds 750 boxes. Each box is valued at $23 with a semi load costing $17,250. The food bank is also sending pallets of bottled water and drinks.
Individuals wishing to assist in the preparation of the boxes or to donate to Midwest Food Bank efforts may do so by calling 309 691-5270 or on line at www.midwestfoodbank.org.

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