Murrayville-Woodson Food Pantry opens Sunday

By Ryne Turke on November 7, 2015 at 8:45am

A special dedication to showcase the newly constructed Murrayville-Woodson Food Pantry is set for this weekend.

The former food pantry was torn down nearly six months ago so construction could begin on a more accessible facility.

Volunteer Melanie Wildhagen says volunteers from around the community pitched in on the project, which will help benefit the lives of so many needy families.

“We feel pretty happy about the fact that we not only help younger people struggling to make ends meet, but also help senior citizens stay in the homes. This has just been a good thing.”

Wildhagen says anyone who shows up to the dedication on Sunday at 2 p.m. will have the opportunity to tour the new facility.

“It is just a much nicer building. The other building had much smaller rooms and was just an older home. This will be much nicer, it is easier to get around and all on one level.”

The first distribution will be on November 14th at the new building. The food pantry, located at 501 Main Street, is open to Murrayville-Woodson residents on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.