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Learn more about

JDLF Gives

JDLF Gives is the charitable arm of Jo Daviess Local Foods. It's a non-profit committee working in a partnership with our fiscal agent, the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County. JDLF Gives helps expand access to sustainable local food through the Farm to Food Pantry program, which buys vegetables from local farmers and takes it to local pantries. We are thankful for the many people who have donated to this program, as well as the following sponsors: The Foundation of Northwest Illinois, The Beck Legacy Fund, and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

We have also offered free crockpot cooking classes (thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County) to teach people how to easily make healthy meals.

Anyone can contribute to the JDLF Gives fund, in any amount. Make a gift on the Community Foundation website or by mailing a check to: Community Foundation of Jo Daviess County,
P.O. Box 77, Elizabeth, IL 61028 (with JDLF Gives in the check memo).

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JDLF Gives'
Vision Statement

"We envision healthier communities by connecting residents with local food, teaching them about the benefits of nutritious food, and showing them how to prepare that food."

Pictured:  Cindy Tegtmeyer, chairperson of JDLF Gives, delivering fresh vegetables to a local food pantry. Other committee members include Stephanie Beck, Jen Nottrott, Cathy Elwell, Susan Barg, and Erin Keyser.

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