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Foodie 5K raises funds for food bank

9/13/2017, 9:17 a.m.
The Foodie 5K, which benefitted the Northern Illinois Food Bank, was run on the Lewis campus on Sept. 9th with ...
The Foodie 5K, which benefitted the Northern Illinois Food Bank, was run on the Lewis campus on Sept. 9th with plenty of food and fun following.

Races were won, food was eaten, and most importantly, $28,000 was raised during a successful event at Lewis University. The Foodie 5K, which benefitted the Northern Illinois Food Bank, was run on the Lewis campus on Sept. 9th with plenty of food and fun following. Mayor Noak was on hand to present awards to the quickest runner in each age group.

“It was great handing out awards to the fastest finishers,” said Mayor Noak. “We are very thankful for everyone who participated in raising funds for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Helping to feed the hungry, no matter how you do it, is truly worthy of an award.”

The food bank is planning to build a South Suburban Center in Joliet by the end of the year. Currently, they serve 71,000 hungry neighbors each week across 13 counties. That commitment provided 57 million meals last year to those in need.