The Collinsville Food Pantry has found itself in a unique situation that was created by battling the current pandemic. We have become a distribution center for other Pantry's in the area. It began with a local diary that had an order cancelled by a large retail outlet. They did not want to have to destroy the milk that no longer had a buyer, so a chain of communication began that ended up with a phone call to the Collinsville Food Pantry. 'Of course, we will accept your order! We understand it is 972 1/2 gallons of 2%milk! We can find places for it all. Oh! It is coming once a week for the next 10 weeks. No problem!" The director and a few volunteers began working the phones. By the time the trailer rolled up in the parking lot, there were 13 other Pantry's waiting to be loaded up. This has blossomed into other business contacting us to be able to donate food items. There is a produce distributor that come twice a month with fresh fruits and vegetables. The other Pantry's are there waiting. Some of the smaller Pantry's have never had the opportunity to hand out fresh milk and produce to their patrons and it has been very emotional for them. It has been a blessing beyond imagination!
The Collinsville Food Pantry is invested in making sure our larger community is now being fed. Please continue to support us and our mission to have no family go hungry.
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