Two local non–profits are teaming up to get food to at–risk children in southern Illinois. Between now and January 31st Marion's Carnegie Library is offering their Food for Fines program. Sarah Wingate, the Coordinator of Library Services, says the donations will be given to Gum Drops in Carterville for distribution. Wingate says the program began several years ago and has grown. Each month, Wingate says Gumdrops delivers over 15 thousand backpacks of easy to prepare food to at–risk children.
To learn about the drive, visit: http://www.marioncarnegielibrary.org/
To learn more about the non-profit Gum Drops, browse to: http://gumdropkidsnfp.org/