Mobile Food Pantry Coming To GES

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Bond County residents will be able to visit the Central Illinois mobile food pantry Saturday morning when it stops at the Greenville Elementary School.

Krista Lisser, public relations manager for Central Illinois Foodbank, told WGEL the mobile pantry will bring 10 to 12 thousand pounds of food to distribute to those in need.

Lisser said no ID is required and those picking up food should bring a box or laundry basket. You will need to let officials know how many people are in your household to determine the amount of food distributed.

Lisser said over 2,300 people in Bond County don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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Lisser said the mobile food pantry visit is made possible by local sponsors Scott and Gayla Moore.

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The food distributed by the Central Illinois Foodbank comes from federal commodities, donations from the Feed America organization, and local and regional donations.

The food distribution begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Greenville Elementary School parking lot.

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