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Used tractors go on run to help Illinois-based food pantry

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Used tractors recently went on a run to help a food pantry in Illinois.
Used tractors recently went on a run to help a food pantry in Illinois.

Rather than employ used tractors to reduce vegetation, a number of people in Illinois took them to the streets to increase interest in donations for a local food pantry.

According to the state's Bloomington Pantagraph, more than 20 took part in a lawnmower run in Lincoln, Illinois, during a recent weekend. The purpose of the event was to encourage donations to the Lincoln-Logan Food Pantry.

"It's something fun and different," Vienna Purdue, who helped organize the run, told the paper. "It catches everybody's eye."

Used tractors and their operators made their way to a number of bars while on the run, asking people to take part in a raffle to raise money for the pantry. Along with the funds, the pantry managed to fill six large containers with food, which will go toward helping needy individuals and families.

According to the Central Illinois Foodbank, the Lincoln-Logan Food Pantry is part of that group's network. It operates on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., and on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. It is one of seven organizations in Logan County that offer food assistance.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19787137-ADNFCR

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