We’re Focused on What Matters Most Right Now in Sangamon County
At the Junior League of Springfield we live in the moment. To us, that means adjusting our focus according to our community’s most pressing needs. Our work is always evolving, and that keeps us on our toes, striving for progress, and preparing to take on whatever comes next.
Our current community goal of ending food insecurity in Sangamon County can be achieved by organizing volunteers for food drives, filling our local micropantries, and partnering with the Farmer’s Market. So far, we have held multiple food drives and written a grant for the SNAP match program at the Farmer’s Market to achieve this. In addition we are working to create more outreach to those using their SNAP benefits.
Our goal is to help Sangamon County women develop civic leadership skills through the work they do, then put those talents to work in the communities that need it. Our current focus of food insecurity gives women opportunities to grow, while positively impacting the communities where they live and work.
We’re Creating Fulfilling Leadership Opportunities Throughout Sangamon County
The Junior League of Springfield offers so much more than local volunteering opportunities! Our League of leaders creates real change by advancing social activism-focused projects that directly benefit the communities of Sangamon and contingent counties. By giving women the tools to lead, educating them about their communities’ needs, and helping them put their unique brand of creativity and skill to work, the Junior League of Springfield is making a big impact.
We’re Transforming Central Illinois Communities By Challenging the Status Quo
No matter what we’re currently focusing on, the Junior League of Springfield’s work centers around improving our local communities through effective action and leadership. We have identified food insecurity as the most pressing issue in our community right now, and we are helping local women take action to resolve it. So far this year, we have collaborated with other local women’s organizations to hold food drives where we collected and distributed hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food and toiletry items .as well volunteering at the Farmer’s Market to measure the impact of our efforts with the SNAP match program. We believe that these actions have the power to bring us closer to our goal of ending food insecurity.