Champaign County agencies provided more than 220,000 meals to local residents from January to June 2012. Overall, the food bank collects and distributes more than 526,000 pounds of food annually to area pantries and soup kitchens.
Local companies are sought out to sponsor the event, and Plataniotis said the agency raised more than $6,000 through its sponsors last year, Plataniotis said. To become a sponsor, call (937) 325-8715.
“The Champaign County community has just embraced the event,” she said.