We are here to eliminate hunger in our community. Eleven local faith communities decided their resources were better used and more effective if they cooperated to improve life in our neighborhoods. The Community Interfaith Food Pantry provides food to families throughout Belleville, Scott AFB and Swansea communities who are experiencing difficulty in meeting the demands of daily living.
The faith communities began networking and the pantry became a reality when our first home at 205 W. B St. was donated. Volunteers refurbished the house and we opened on Aug. 1, 2007. Our second home at 1218 W. Main St. in Belleville opened Oct. 20, 2014. Hours are 1-3 p.m., Monday, Thursday and Friday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday. Call us at 618-355-9199.
The Community Interfaith Food Pantry is a nonprofit charitable organization, 501(c)(3), governed by a board whose members are selected by the participating faith communities: St. Matthew United Methodist, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic, St. Luke Catholic, St. Teresa Catholic, Christ United Church of Christ, St. Paul United Church of Christ, Westview Baptist, First United Presbyterian, Trinity United Church of Christ, Zion Lutheran, and Agidas Achim Beth Israel.
Our mission: To improve the health and well-being of individuals and families by providing food assistance to those in need in the designated service area.
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of indiviuals and families in our service area.