Bennett HealthyFoodDrive Flyer

DANVILLE – In an effort to replenish the stock at The Dwelling Place for homeless and at-risk individuals in Vermilion County, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) and Robinson Chiropractic are reminding residents to make a donation to their healthy food drive by Wednesday, March 31.

“With more people experiencing financial strain and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for food has dramatically increased,” Bennett said. “This increased demand has impacted community organizations like The Dwelling Place, so I encourage you to support the center and donate today, if you can.” 

According to The Dwelling Place, over 16,000 Vermilion County residents live in poverty and are at risk of homelessness, and over 500 children of school age are identified as homeless. Individuals and families who seek assistance for food are often in search of healthier options.

Bennett’s office will be collecting individually wrapped dried fruit, nuts, pumpkin seeds, granola bars, cheese and crackers, peanut butter and crackers, fruit roll-ups, protein bars, Del Monte fruit cups, applesauce cups, and nonperishable food items. Expired food items will not be accepted.

Individually wrapped items will be accepted through March 31 in donation boxes at the following locations:

  • Sen. Scott Bennett’s district office
    • 201 N. Vermilion St., Suite 323, Danville
    • Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Robinson Chiropractic
    • 3595 N. Vermilion St., Danville
    • Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Tues and Thurs: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bennett reminds those donating to wear a mask in the building and practice social distancing. Collection boxes will be located outside of each office. Those interested in making a financial contribution to the center can make checks out to The Dwelling Place.

With questions or for additional information, contact Sen. Bennett’s office at 217-442-5252 or Robinson Chiropractic at 217-442-2273.

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Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

Springfield Office:
311C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-2507