The Western Avenue Community Center Food Pantry has truly evolved over the years. Back in the '80's, a gray metal shelf was housed in a small office that was sparsely stocked with can goods from employees and small donations, distributed informally as a need arose. Today, the Food Pantry occupies a large area in the gym, as it serves over 300 families each month. Along with monthly food distribution, participants receive encouragement, a kind word and a smile. Quite often, our Food Pantry Coordinator may even share a word of prayer upon request.
Thanks to the generous donations from Midwest Food Bank, Peoria Area Food Bank, Second Presbyterian Church, United Way of McLean County, local churches, organizations, business and numerous community food drives, the WACC Food Pantry continues to function as a spiritual outreach for those who hunger for food and hope.
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Food assistance can be accessed by McLean County residents by providing a picture ID.
Volunteers with a heart to "give back" are always welcome. Please call Jackie Dunson at (309) 829-4807.
Please help us keep our Food Pantry shelves stocked for the families in need by making a Food Pantry - Support Donation or by making a One Week of Canned Goods for One Family - Sponsorship.
Click the Donate button and the PayPal webpage will display. Review all payment details carefully, complete payment, and wait to receive a confirmation message.
Food Pantry - Support Donation. Enter the "Donation amount" you would like to donate.
Food Pantry - One Week of Canned Goods for One Family - Sponsorship. The cost is $25.00.
Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you for your support!