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Illinois Prairie Electric, Inc. is holding a food/supplies drive for Home Sweet Home Ministries through the end of August. 

Here are 5 Reasons to Donate:

1. WGLT recently reported that food pantries in the Bloomington-Normal area have been scraping by for the last year and a half with slower donations and     increased demand. 

2) Sabrina Burkiewicz of the Home Sweet Home Mission says now they are even struggling to find enough chairs for people to sit and eat. 

3) The thousand plus meals they offered last month is the most since 1917—that’s 94 years!  

4) Walk-in numbers doubled in May. 

5) The Pantagraph reported that the Illinois General Assembly is slated to cut $6 million from emergency housing and homeless programs.  Home Sweet Home could lose $30,000. 

For every donation brought to our office at 1605 G.E. Road, donors will receive an entry into a drawing for exciting and useful prizes, including baseball tickets and various tools. The drawing will take place on August 1st, 2011. 

Lists of needed food and nonfood items can also be found at http://www.hshministries.org.