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Advocate Eureka Hospital, IGA Stores Partner to Help Local Food Pantries

EUREKA, ILL. – Advocate Eureka Hospital is providing the IGA supermarkets in Eureka and Metamora with 2500 reusable shopping bags to give free to their customers on Friday, August 2.  And it’s not only the IGA customers who will benefit, but local food pantries as well.

Each store will receive 1250 of the purple bags, one of which will be given to any customer who wishes to have one, while they last.  Then, every time the customer comes back to the store with the bag (or any other reusable bag) and makes purchases, the IGA stores will donate five cents to the Eureka Area Food Pantry or Metamora's Open Arms Food Pantry.

“We’re thrilled to participate with a program that not only promotes “green” shopping, but also helps the great work of our local food pantries,” said Anna Laible, administrator of Eureka Hospital.

The IGA stores have been supporting food pantries and the environment for some time through their “Go Green with IGA” initiative that encourages the use of reusable bags when shopping.  The effort has generated thousands of dollars of support for the food pantries.

“Reusable bags can wear out eventually, or maybe you just need another one,” Laible added. “We’re happy to provide these bags for IGA customers, especially knowing how the benefit will extend out into the community.”

The Eureka IGA is located at 514 W. Center St., Eureka and is open from 7 am – 10 pm.  The Metamora IGA is located at 610 W. Mount Vernon St., Metamora, with store hours of 6 am – 10 pm.


Eric Alvin
Public Affairs & Marketing

About Advocate Eureka Hospital

Advocate Eureka Hospital is a 25-bed facility that has served and cared for the people of Woodford County and the surrounding area since 1901.  As the only hospital in the county, Eureka Hospital has been certified as a Critical Access Hospital, in acknowledgement of the vital role it plays in serving the health needs of this primarily rural area.

A cherished community institution, Eureka Hospital has set new standards for what a rural hospital can accomplish.  While patients appreciate the small-town touch of one-on-one care, they also know that it’s backed by services and technology typically unavailable at a small hospital.  Emergency care, inpatient & outpatient surgeries, rehabilitation and advanced radiology are only a few of the services offered, provided by skilled, caring staff who have won numerous awards for patient satisfaction.