We need food to feed the hungry. Canned goods or items that don't need refrigeration, such as pasta, are also needed. Breakfast cereal, personal hygiene items and even your plastic and paper grocery bags are a big help. Do you garden? Bring us your produce. Call us at 618-355-9199 to drop off items, or visit during our regular hours from 1-3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays or 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays. Our member churches also accept donations. Find them here. Finally, cash is always needed and appreciated. Mail your check to:
Community Interfaith Food Pantry
1218 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Once a week or once a month or once a year, our volunteers come in all sizes, shapes, ages and levels of commitment. Volunteers fill clients' food baskets, restock the pantry and help sort the big food drive collections the second Saturday in May and the third Saturday in November. You can volunteer by calling Mike Foppe at 618-593-1669.
Organize a food drive at your job, club, school or church. Make it a "Christmas in July" drive and help the food pantry when the need is greatest. There are also opportunities to remember us in your estate planning or help our building fund. Call us at 618-355-9199 to discuss the possibilities.