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Flooding Victims Seeking Relief At Food Banks In Western Suburbs

HINSDALE, Ill. (CBS) -- Some food pantries in the western suburbs are finding that victims of the recent flooding are flowing into their centers now, looking for relief, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Flooding Victims Seeking Relief At Food Banks In Western Suburbs

Albert Sunseri, the Director of HCS Familty Services in Hinsdale, says their food pantry noticed a big jump in clients this week.

"We had quite a few people that were coming in asking for food on a day that we just weren't making a distribution on Tuesday. We asked them why after a while, we asked them why are you doing this and they said they were recipients of the flood and in fact an entire block had come in," said Sunseri.

Chris Strupp, a spokesman with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, says they asked HCS to be a hub for help for all of DuPage County.

"We made sure that they had enough food to make sure that we are feeding our hungry neighbors during the week and especially during this hard-hit time with the flooding," said Strupp.

The food bank sent nine pallets of food and one pallet of bleach to HCS and help is available at the Memorial Hall in downtown Hinsdale.

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