Published by Kirby Winn on Thursday, March 28, 2024 in News Releases

Representatives from ImpactLife recently visited Eastern Illinois Foodbank to present a $2472 donation from the blood center’s “Good Giving” donor promotion and to learn how the organization helps its neighbors meet their nutritional needs in eastern Illinois. Volunteer blood donors raised funds for Eastern Illinois Foodbank through ImpactLife’s “Good Giving” donor promotion.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank Director of Development, Amanda Borden, provided a tour of the Urbana, Illinois food bank offices and distribution center to representatives from ImpactLife on Thursday, March 28 (see photos, below). 

During the holiday season, ImpactLife blood donors were given a voucher to redeem for their choice of an electronic gift card or to donate the same amount to support local food banks in the blood center’s service region. Nearly 1000 donors directed their support to food banks for a total of $18,290 now being distributed to food banks that serve communities of the ImpactLife service region. (Additional check presentations and tours are scheduled with regional food banks across the blood center's service region.)

Food Bank of Iowa logoEastern Illinois Foodbank joins more than 200 foodbanks across the United States in filling the meal gap. Eastern Illinois Foodbank is the primary food source for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs working to feed its neighbors who face food insecurity. The Foodbank acquires millions of pounds of food and grocery product through purchase or donation and distributes it across a network of more than 160 feeding programs in the region. (Learn more at


Photo (left to right): Amanda Borden (Eastern Illinois Foodbank Director of Development), Chad Sabin (ImpactLife Community Development Associate), and Kirby Winn (ImpactLife Public Relations Manager)

Food Bank of Iowa check presentation

Photo (left to right): Amanda Borden (Eastern Illinois Foodbank Director of Development) shows Chad Sabin (ImpactLife Community Development Associate) the perishable foods section of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank distribution center

Eastern Illinois Foodbank

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Kirby Winn

Kirby Winn serves as Manager, Public Relations for ImpactLife. He enjoys working with media across the blood center's service region to share the stories of patients who have been helped by the generous volunteers who support our mission.

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