New Community Food Map Aims To Help Food Insecure Families

URBANA – A University of Illinois Extension team has designed a map for people to locate food resources in their zip codes. It’s tailored to families and individuals who struggle to afford food. Included on the map are grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food pantries, and school and summer meal sites. The map also pinpoints Supplemental […]

Due To COVID-19, Organizations Providing Services To Migrant Workers Taking Precautions

RANTOUL – As hundreds of migrant farmworkers arrive in central Illinois to work on detasseling — a process needed to create hybrid seed corn — local organizations are stepping up to provide services to the workers and their families. Martha Gonzalez, executive director of the Rantoul Multicultural Community Center, says the child care they offer […]

‘It’s A Really Scary Time:’ Urbana Schools Employee On Supporting Latino Students

URBANA – With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Urbana School District is working to get information and resources to students in need.  Some of those efforts are being led by Lucia Maldonado, the district’s Latino Parent Liaison.  Maldonado says many Latino students and families in the Champaign-Urbana area are struggling from job […]