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Food Banks Get Boost From Jewel

Jewel-Osco accepting applications from food banks for $2,500 grants



    Food Banks Get Boost From Jewel
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    Jewel is planning to pitch-in to help area food banks.

    Your friendly, neighborhood Jewel-Osco is seeming even more friendly today after the grocery chain announced that it's accepting applications for grants to help food pantries and soup kitchens in Illinois and Indiana.

    Eligible agencies can apply for grants of up to $2,500.

    Last year, the program provided more than 100 groups with money to buy refrigerators, shelving, sorting tables and other equipment.

    In its second year, the program is conducted in cooperation with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Northern Illinois Food
    and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

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    Agencies, which must be located in designated Illinois and Indiana counties, have until Aug. 14 to submit a request. Grants
    will be awarded in November.

    Itasca-based Jewel-Osco is operated by Minneapolis-based Supervalu Inc.