COVID cases are surging again. Is it safe to gather for the holidays?

ST. LOUIS — With a recent jump in new coronavirus infections and the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant, Americans are weighing whether it’s safe to gather for the holidays — again. Though vaccinations have helped curb the spread of the virus and encouraged the return of holiday traditions this year, an uneasy sense […]

Food Banks Brace For Cold Weather, Holiday Season

URBANA – Since March, Eastern Illinois Foodbank has distributed almost nine million pounds of food. At this point last year, that number was just over seven million pounds. And demand isn’t slowing down. “The volume of food that we’ve been putting out has definitely changed because of the pandemic,” says Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development […]