Watseka Area Food Pantry seeks help in June

Watseka Area Food Pantry volunteers suggest donations of canned fruits, canned beans and canned vegetables during the month of June.  As always, these are just suggestions – the pantry uses many other items for the Iroquois County families they serve, such as : holiday items such as sweet potatoes, pumpkin, instant potatoes and cranberry sauce; condiments such as jelly, catsup, peanut butter, mayonnaise and mustard; paper products such as toilet paper, kleenex, paper towels, paper plates and napkins; baking supplies such as cake mixes, brownie mixes, jiffy mix, flour and sugar; canned soups and meat; pasta, pasta sauce, pastra entrees and pasta box mixes; and broth, instant potatoes and gravy.

Watseka Area Food Pantry is in the Fellowship Hall of Watseka First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Fourth (the entry is located under the canopy on the south side of the church).

If you would rather check with volunteers so you can donate items which are more needed, call 815-432-0122 between 9-11 a.m. As there is no answering service, callers are asked to be patient to allow time for a volunteer to get to the phone.  Those who are in need of items from the pantry can call the above-listed number on the day you want to pick up their orders. Orders can be assembled and picked up curbside. 

Those who donate to the pantry are asked to make sure items are in their original packaging and have not exceeded their use-by date.

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