Helping feed the hungry

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ROCHELLE — A program implemented by Rochelle Foods is helping support local businesses and those in need.
Rochelle Foods recently provided $5,000 each to the Rochelle Rescue Mission and Hope of Ogle County to purchase meals for their guests from local restaurants. The program helps support local restaurants, nonprofit organizations and those served by them.
“We know due to the coronavirus pandemic, local restaurant owners have had to deal with dining room closures and restrictions, and it has severely impacted their businesses, while more families right here in Rochelle and the surrounding communities are facing food insecurity,” Rochelle Foods Plant Manager Bill Rice said. “Through our partnership with the Rochelle Rescue Mission, Hope of Ogle County and local restaurants, we will be able to provide assistance to those in need while helping to support our local restaurants.”
Local restaurants included in the program are Alfano’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, Butterfly Family Restaurant, El Senor De Los Tacos and Sunrise Restaurant; however, more restaurants may be added.
Alfano’s posted on its Facebook page Friday about the program stating “Shout out to Rochelle Foods for donating (opening accounts) to help feed our homeless and less fortunate! We at Alfano’s are proud to be a small part as one of the restaurants participating. And by the way, So far over 500 of your employees have asked us to thank you for buying them each a Large pizza any type they want!! Helping your community, staff and local businesses.”