Food drive kicks off in Rockford to help children in need of summer meals

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Rhythm Restoration Food Drive kicks off in Rockford to help children without access to school lunches over summer.

The drive starts as part of a nationwide effort to collect 5 million meals for children in need. The Greater Chicago Food Depository will collect all cash and food donations, then distribute food to more than 85 food banks in the summer months.

“We’re asking our local communities to help us fill local food banks and kids’ tanks, so they do not spend the summer running on empty,” said Steve Grimshaw, Chief Executive Officer. “Our purpose is to restore the rhythm of your life for our customers, teammates, clients, and communities we serve. We are equally committed to help restore the rhythm of regular meals for at-risk children over the summer.”

Donations are being collected at the Abra Auto Body Repair of America at 4141 Morsay Drive in Rockford. The drive runs through May 10.

If you would like to make an online donation, click here​.