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Power Connection's LARGE Food Pantry is now open on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month to better serve your needs!  So grab a shopping cart and go down the aisles.  For a $20 donation, you can make your own selections from the boxed/canned goods, drinks, deserts, snacks, breads, fruits and vegetables.   You will also be given a bag of pre-selected meats!   There is no income verification required and is open to ALL residents of Illinois.  The Resale Connection is open 9am-6:45pm on those Mondays and is filled with clothing for men/women/children, shoes as well as household items, furniture, sundries, toys and more!  We accept donations Monday-Thursdays 9am-4pm.  Visit our website for other services available (computer classes, forklift certification).  Volunteer opportunities also available for your family, office or group.  NOTE:  on the other Mondays, you may visit our Extension Pantry from 10am-Noon for a $10 donation.

becremm February 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Why is there no income verification? Well I know I will not be donating here!
Toni March 01, 2012 at 02:12 AM
I have had the privilege to personally meet with the Pastor who is in charge and taken a tour of the facility and I can guarantee that this is a great organization. The trainings, the access to different programs, the support and above all else the compassion that this organization has for the community is heartfelt, genuine and much needed in the surrounding towns. There will always be those persons who take advantage of a situation, but do not condemn the rest who honestly need the help.
Lettuce March 01, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Well said, Toni.
Lettuce March 01, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Maybe because lots of people who do not meet the traditional "income requirements" still need help. Are you saying that your donations might go to someone who is not poor enough for you? This is a great organization that his highly respected in the community and that does a LOT for folks in need. All folks in need.
my opinion March 01, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Maybe, because some people are too embarrassed to take advantage of these services, and having to verify need would just push more people (who really need the help) away.
mary bates March 21, 2012 at 06:17 PM
It is a great idea, but for people that really can't afford the 20 dollar donation and recieve food that is outdated and has to be thrown away, I feel the 20 dollars would go further at aldi. I have been there twice and had to throw away the majority of the food. Way past eperation dates and my husbands immune system is comprimised and i felt i could nit take the chance and feed him foods that wee expired. I considered that we made a dontion that we could not afford. But hopefully some people did recieve food that was not ecpired Mary Bates


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