Local pantry serving families in tough times

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[September 14, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Economic downturns have placed an additional burden on some families who now have to turn to the Lincoln-Logan County Food Pantry to supplement what they are able to purchase. "In 2010, for the month of January, we served 1,278 people. In January of 2012, that number rose to 1,825 people," says Bill Overton, the pantry manager.

Pictures by Fuzz Werth

The pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As the week passes, supplies diminish.

Overton checks the stock in the large freezer.



The coolers are getting low, as are some of the shelves.


Some food products are purchased from the Central Illinois Foodbank. The Logan County pantry recently purchased potatoes for 11 cents per pound.

All the products from the Central Illinois Foodbank are sold at a bulk rate. The cost is usually 19 cents per pound. 



Overton checks on supplies in the stockroom.

The pantry also relies on the generosity of the community to help those in need.  Local businesses such as IGA and Kroger help out, and local food drives are a very important part of the pantry's ability to serve those in need.







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