The Bond County Food Pantry, located at the senior center in Greenville, provides food to 300 or more families each month,
Anna Oestreich, director of the senior center, said the hours of distribution, on Mondays and Thursdays, are being changed, beginning this Monday November 7.
Oestreich told WGEL, “We have been getting deliveries from three different major providers; the Central Illinois Food Bank, Operation Food Search, and Mid Illinois Food Bank. And the last two are opportunities that we’ve been able to access only because we have volunteers that are willing to go to those places and bring food back to us. But in all of those three instances, our deliveries or pickups come at close to the time that we’re starting our distribution at 1 o’clock and we’ve been struggling with this for a long time. We’re going to change the hours from 1:00 to 3:00 to 2:00 to 4:00. So, just moving it back an hour in the hopes that that extra hour will give our volunteers time to unload trucks and get everything stocked.”
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The Pantry appreciates food donations from local residents. Donations of money are also very important to the pantry, according to Oestreich.
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Once again, starting next week food distribution hours at the Bond County Food Pantry, at 1001 East Harris Avenue in Greenville, will be Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.