food banks http://wkms.org en Poverty On The Rise In Illinois http://wkms.org/post/poverty-rise-illinois <p></p><p>The number of Illinois residents relying on food stamps and food banks is rising along with the state’s poverty rate. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:29:27 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 26889 at http://wkms.org Poverty On The Rise In Illinois Illinois' Governor Urges Food Bank Support http://wkms.org/post/illinois-governor-urges-food-bank-support <p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn reminds state residents to support food banks during the holiday season and throughout the year. Quinn's office says there are eight food banks around the state and, according to Feeding Illinois, there are more than 1.9 million people in the state who don't have access to nutritious food. Quinn urges people to volunteer at food banks in their communities and donate to them.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:00:43 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 24825 at http://wkms.org Illinois' Governor Urges Food Bank Support Tennessee Food Banks Weather Fluctuations in Bonus Food Supplies http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-food-banks-weather-fluctuations-bonus-food-supplies <p>Tennessee food banks are weathering a dip in some food supplies as demand remains high. Terry Minton is the commodity administrator for the state Department of Agriculture. Minton says one part of food bank supplies, USDA surplus food, is a bonus that fluctuates with the season and market demand.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:03:24 +0000 Angela Hatton 23661 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Food Banks Weather Fluctuations in Bonus Food Supplies