The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from the co-coordinators of the Taylorville Food Pantry, during their weekly meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.
Amy Hagen and Pam Moses, co-coordinators of the local food pantry, gave an update on how the pantry has served Taylorville and Christian County families in 2020 and so far in 2021.
Hagen said the Food Pantry operated differently before, during, and after the COVID pandemic.
The pair shared a host of numbers that showed the service the Taylorville Food Pantry provides, such as that 200-dollars worth of food goes out the door for just 12-dollars thanks to food donations and volunteer hours; 34-percent of food given by the pantry goes to children; 375 households per month were served before the COVID pandemic, while as many as 510 households per month were served during the pandemic, and in April of this year, some 455 households were provided food from the Taylorville Food Pantry.
Hagen and Moses thanked the Kiwanis Club for holding Drive-Thru Donation Days during several months in 2020 at the Miller Media Group studios’ parking lot, to benefit the local Food Pantry. Due to the generosity of the Taylorville community, nearly 32-thousand pounds of food were collected by Kiwanis members during those events.
Club Spiritual Aims chair Dick Wamsley reminds Kiwanis members of the annual Kiwanis Prayer Luncheon taking place Tuesday, May 25th at noon, in place of a weekly meeting. An “Outstanding Spiritual Leader” in the Taylorville community, will be awarded that day by the Kiwanis Club.
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 Moose Lodge. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.