Northern Illinois Food Bank

Guy Stephens / WNIJ

Area efforts to combat hunger are the focus of a concert this weekend at NIU. 

“Make Our Garden Grow” will feature NIU, high school and community choruses.  NIU Choral Director Eric Johnson is the man behind the event.  WNIJ’s Guy Stephens asked him what he was hoping to accomplish.

A new study says 1 in 7 Americans are turning to food banks. The findings come in a national report that also breaks down regional numbers.

A regional food bank says a reduction in federal food assistance comes at the worst possible time for families struggling to get by.