Press Release

Sente Volunteers at Food Bank to Raise Awareness for Neighborhood Hunger


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Park City to pack meals for those in need and raise awareness for neighborhood hunger on Thursday morning.

“When you look at the statistics, it is shocking how many children, seniors and entire households go without adequate nutrition in their daily lives,” Sente said. “We are extremely fortunate to have this valuable resource available in our community, as well as so many dedicated volunteers who are committed to helping the Northern Illinois Food Bank fulfill its mission to keep our friends, families and neighbors fed.”

During her visit, Sente and her team helped packed over 375 holiday meal boxes for neighbors in need and sorted and labeled over 19,000 pounds of cheese that will be donated to local food pantries. Sente is encouraging members of the community to join her in the fight to end hunger by signing up to volunteer at

Sente and volunteers sort and label cheese to be distributed to local food pantries.