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WIU Opens Food Pantry for Students

Apr 17, 2018
TSPR Emily Boyer

Students are able to pick up a week's worth of food when they visit the food pantry on Western Illinois University's Macomb Campus.  The food pantry is open every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. this spring semester and will continue operating one day a week this summer with plans of expanding to two days a week this fall.   

Galesburg Food Pantry Needs Help

Jan 6, 2015
T.J. Carson

The holiday season centers around the spirit of giving and assisting those in need. The Fish Food Pantry does that by providing food to Knox County families in need.

Rich Egger

Despite the abundance of food we see around us this time of year, many families still struggle to get enough to eat.

New Colchester Food Pantry to Open

Sep 5, 2012

Residents of Colchester who have trouble putting enough food on the dinner table will soon have another resource.

The Colchester Area Relief Effort or “CARE” has been organized in just a couple months. Alderwoman Frances Welch is one of the organizers. She says a lot has been accomplished in that time including the the formation of a board, adoption of by-laws and acquisition of a site.

Welch says the “honor system” might be used instead of set times for distribution.