It’s no secret that the pandemic has taken a toll on many families, thus increasing the need among families. One of the needs that emerged was an increased need for food. Adam Handy, Partner Resource Coordinator with the Central Illinois Foodbank, says that getting nutritious food to people in need has been a focus.
Having options of food adds another good dimension to this process. According to Handy, it also allows the food bank to tailor what they send to each specific community.
Specifying foods to the need of the community is happening at the Taylorville Food Pantry, too. Amy Hagen, Coordinator for the Taylorville Food Pantry says it starts with their volunteers forming relationships.
Hagen continues, specifying what that process has looked like for them. That’s led to an influx of lettuce.
Both Handy and Hagen appeared as a guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.