Local food bank nearing completion on new building

By Ryne Turke on August 25, 2015 at 12:28pm

The Murrayville United Methodist Church is nearing completion on the construction of a new food pantry building.

Melanie Wildhagen gave an update on the project, as well as some positive news regarding the food pantry this morning on WLDS’ “AM-Conversation.”

During the spring, Murrayville United Methodist Church tore down the previous food pantry location and began building a more accessible building on the same grounds.

“We have been pretty bless with the support of our church and members, as well as the surrounding churches in the community. We just feel pretty grateful for the support shown to us,” says Wildhagen.

Wildhagen hopes to have the new building up and running in the next few months.

The food pantry currently serves around 70 family members a month and relies on assistance from the community.

“We certainly are in need of not only food donations, but monetary donations. We purchase food from the Central Illinois Foodbank in Springfield and local stores. Donations are essential to keeping our doors open,” says Wildhagen.

Donations can be dropped off at 504 Main Street anytime. The food pantry is open the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information visit murrayvilleumc.org or listen to the complete interview with Wildhagen on our website.