The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the Taylorville Food Pantry during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Amy Hagen and Pam Moses are co-directors of the Taylorville Food Pantry, which is overseen by the Taylorville Ministerial Association. The pair talked about the increasing number of people they’re serving, and how they are stretching both donated dollars and donated food to provide for more needy in the community.
Hagen told the Kiwanis Club that 20 to 30-percent of those served by the local food pantry are children, and added that since CEFS moved to a different location and was unable to continue its food pantry, the Taylorville Food Pantry has seen more demand from residents thru-out Christian County.
Hagen said the pantry’s new building and location behind the Driver’s License Station on East Main Cross, has enabled the Taylorville Food Pantry to serve more people.
Hagen added the local pantry operates strictly on donated dollars and food.
Moses shared that some 152 households representing over 400 people, were served by the Taylorville Food Pantry in 2017. She added that so far this year, over 272 households representing over 850 individuals, have benefited from the local food pantry so far this year. Moses gave an example of why one family came to the Taylorville Food Pantry.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.