We hit the $1,000 mark in our Touchdowns for the Table campaign last weekend. Specifically, that’s $1,091 . . . a dollar for every point scored on games broadcast on Sports Radio 1450 and 96.7 The Boss.
Oct. 14 match-ups netted $48 for the SHG-Springfield game and $83 for the Eisenhower-Rochester game. Only one weekend of regular season remains, we hope to keep awarding dollars for points scored in postseason as well. At the end of the high school football season, INB will make a $1 donation to divide between three organizations which help make sure everyone has food during the holiday season. The charities are:
- Friend-in-Deed, providing food at Christmas for needy families in the Springfield area and also makes funds available year-round in the form of cash grants to families who need disaster relief.
- Kids Café, a partnership between the Springfield Urban League and the Central Illinois Foodbank, feeds 75-100 children each day. The money raised through Touchdowns for the Table will be used by INB employees to provide each child with nutritious snacks over spring break.
- St. Martin de Porres’ mission is to lovingly serve the needy with dignity. The agency provides food to over 140 families each day it is open.