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IDNR Adds Asian Carp to Hunger Program Menu

Chris McCloud
IDNR Adds Asian Carp to Hunger Program Menu
Media Advisory

CHICAGO, IL- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will expand its popular �Target Hunger Now!� program by making protein rich Asian carp available to Illinois families.  The Department will demonstrate recipes at a dinner event featuring famed Louisiana Chef Philippe Parola.    �Target Hunger Now!� is a humanitarian effort which provides food banks and other organizations throughout the state with donated venison and now Asian carp. 

Members of the media are invited to arrive at 3:30 CT for a taste test and to see how Chef Philippe Parola prepares the fish.

What:  �Target Hunger Now!� Asian Carp Dinner

When:  Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. CT (media tasting at 3:30 p.m. CT)

Where:  Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School
5088 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644

Who: Illinois Department of  Natural Resources
Feeding Illinois Chef Philippe Parola, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (8th District)

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