Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara has announced the 2019 Mayor's Hunger Luncheon.
The event will take place Tuesday, October 1st, with McNamara providing the keynote speech. Afterwards, the city will provide a simple lunch of soup, salad and bread. The luncheon is intended to raise awareness of, and funds for, those suffering from food insecurity.
Last year's event raised about $10,000, and McNamara said he hopes this year's luncheon can provide even more aid.
Proceeds from the October luncheon will be distributed by the Greater Rockford Pantry Coalition to 10 different food banks and associated organizations. The coalition feeds approximately 22,000 people in the Rockford area each month.