Food Bank in St. Elmo this Saturday morning

The Central Illinois Food Bank will return to Fayette County on Saturday with the fourth food distribution of the year.
This distribution will take place at the Pinnacle Foods parking lot at 10 a.m., rain or shine, and run until all food is distributed.
Volunteers are asked to arrive between 9 and 9:30. Support for this Food Bank distribution is being provided in part by the St. Elmo Lions Club.
In 2010, Fayette County Farm Bureau began working with the Central Illinois Food Bank to bring them to Fayette County. From the beginning, the Fayette County Farm Bureau has had help from the Soroptimists of Vandalia, South Central FS, Pinnacle Foods of St. Elmo and Rural King Supply.
Through the years, other community organizations and foundations have come forward to support this effort, including the St. Elmo Lions, Vandalia Lions, Ramsey Lions, Parkview Free Methodist Church, Simma-Kelly Foundation, White Family Foundation, First Christian Church of Vandalia, First Presbyterian Church of Vandalia, St. Elmo Christian Church, Midlands States Bank, and other churches and organizations from the area, as well as individuals and families.
Food bank items generally consist of fresh produce and staples such as milk, cereal, potatoes and bread.
Each distribution helps to feed more than 400 individuals from Fayette County.
On average, 100 seniors and 200 children are helped, as well as 180 adults.
Central Illinois Food Bank distributions are open to anyone in the county in need of food assistance. There are no age or income requirements.
The Food Bank visits are made possible by donations from J & E Scarpaci Foundation, White Family Foundation, Ruemmelin Foundation and many others.
Donations can be made to the Central Illinois Food Bank or the Fayette County Farm Bureau Foundation. Both organizations are 501(c) (3) organizations.
Donors are asked to write “Fayette” on the memo line of their gifts. This will ensure that the donation returns to Fayette County to help feed friends and neighbors in the community.

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