ComEd Gives Back to Northern Illinois Food Bank

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LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- ComEd supplies the Stateline with power, but today, its employees were the providers in a different way.

As a part of National Volunteer Week and National Volunteer Month, ComEd employees and their families spent their morning giving back to the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Loves Park.

The Northern Illinois Food Bank services 13 counties and over 60,000 people who are fighting hunger every week and the not-for-profit is always in need of help from volunteers.

For the eighth straight year, they checked cans for dents, labeled them and packed the good ones into boxes.

The volunteers say how it is a must to give back to their community.

"It's very fulfilling because not all people are as fortunate as us, you and I and everybody in this room," said ComEd employee Dave Gross. "When there's people that are in need, it makes us feel good to be able to help these folks out."

"I feel I've been blessed by my community, I've been blessed by ComEd and that makes me feel the need to give back," said ComEd employee Steve Clayton.

In 2013, the food bank received over 105,000 volunteer hours, which is the equivalent to 50 full time employees.

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