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MetLife Foundation recently donated $50,000 to Northern Illinois Food Bank to help deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus.
We want to help those impacted by coronavirus,” Mike Zarcone, head of corporate affairs for MetLife and chairman of MetLife Foundation, said in a news release from MetLife. “That includes the communities in Illinois where we work and live. We know that children out of school and seniors face food insecurity as a result of COVID-19, and we are committed to help.”
Northern Illinois Food Bank serves communities in a 13-county area outside Chicago and Cook County, partnering with local pantries, businesses, and nonprofits to support families and individuals in need.
“We are grateful for MetLife’s commitment to helping feed neighbors in our communities who are being affected by this outbreak,” Julie Yurko, president and CEO of Northern Illinois Food Bank, said in the news release. “Our neighbors already often have limited resources and tight budgets, so we know that any reduction in work hours, income, or time spent in school for children as a result of this crisis will create additional financial strain and difficulty in accessing nutritious foods, thus making our work more important than ever.”
For more information, visit metlife.com.