The Central Illinois Foodbank is urging people to go to the Taylorville Food Pantry to get food if they need it. After receiving the USDA farmers to families grant, the Taylorville Food Pantry has enough food to take them to the end of April. Rural communities in central Illinois have been hit hard by the pandemic and the Taylorville Food Pantry has received six deliveries each month from the Central Illinois Foodbank.
In these deliveries are foods such as produce, dairy, and meat. The shipments include milk, cottage cheese, butter, yogurt, turkey, chicken, pears, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, onions, carrots, lettuce, and lemons. There is a shelf outside the door that is stocked and available 24/7 with food outside that doesn’t degrade under current weather conditions.
Based on current inventory levels, the Food Pantry is inviting surrounding communities to come to the pantry as there is need. For the safety of patrons and volunteers, distribution will continue via drive-thru and a line-up on Water Street in Taylorville. Hours remain the same. Tuesday mornings from 8:30-10, Thursday evenings, from 5:30-7, and Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30. If you are unavailable ot mcome due to transportation, illness, or COVID quarantines, a proxy agent can be sent in your place.