Illini Fighting Hunger (IFH), a student program of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois, was recognized in September at a luncheon hosted by the Eastern Illinois Foodbank at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. IFH was chosen to receive EIF's Community Partner of the Year award for 2015 for its work in facilitating meal packaging events with various groups to assist local food banks and food pantries in the fight against hunger. IFH has led the packaging of over 1.4 million meals, many of which have been distributed through the Eastern Ilinois Foodbank.
Pictured from left to right: IFH board and Urbana Wesley member Ryan Larsen; IFH Director Max Colon; Eastern IL Foodbank Director Jim Hires; IFH board member and Wesley Food Pantry Director Katie Thomas.
Photo courtesy of U of I Wesley Foundation