Community Action DeWitt County
food pantry cooperative announces Grand Opening on Tuesday September
5th, at 9 a.m.
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[September 02, 2017]
The DeWitt County
Food Pantry CO-OP administered by CAPCIL, will offer customers work
hours in exchange for a shopping trip through the CO-OP store. Over
the past 3 years CAPCIL has been transitioning its services from
“handouts” to “hand-ups” to better help their customers successfully
become free from poverty.
A two-hour shift at the CO-OP will earn participants
an $85 shopping trip through the store. CAPCIL has a variety of work
opportunities that should work for most people, regardless of
Customers can also earn hours by participating in
CAPCIL’s self-sufficiency classes that are held throughout the year.
The concept of Food Instability vs. Food Insecurity will be taught
among participants of the Food Pantry Co-Op as this aligns with the
self-sufficiency mission of CAPCIL. Emergency food assistance will
be available twice a year.
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The grand opening will offer individuals the chance to sign up
for CO-OP services as well as provide information to those who would like to
support the CO-OP with additional resources. For additional information please
visit our website at www.capcil.info/food-pantry-co-op or contact Food Pantry
CO-OP coordinator Craig Farnam at
The DeWitt County Food Pantry CO-OP is made possible by the generous donation
from the estate of William Davenport.
It is the mission of CAPCIL, in partnership with communities in our service
area, to empower persons with low income and the aged by creating and
implementing poverty-fighting initiatives for those in crisis and those that
endeavor a life of lasting independence.
Director of Agency Development
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]