The Champaign County Prosecutor’s Office is once again conducting an annual food drive for the benefit of the Caring Kitchen in Urbana.
The food drive began at the start of the month and will continue through Dec. 31. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the prosecutor’s office, located at the county courthouse, 200 N. Main St.
Prosecutor Kevin Talebi stated the community is fortunate to have a facility like the Caring Kitchen that provides a safe shelter and a warm meal for adults and children in need. He added these services provided to less fortunate members of the county are invaluable.
“Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in the need for the shelter’s services over the years, and without the continued support and generosity of our community the Caring Kitchen will not be able to function at their current level,” Talebi stated. “I hope that by sponsoring this food drive we are able to help raise awareness within our community of the need for continued support of the shelter and that we are able to provide the Caring Kitchen with a stockpile of non-perishable food items that will help them get through the coming winter.”