Providing Food

The Bethany Village Food Pantry serves approximately 200 to 300 Union County families each month. As an approved distribution site for the Illinois Department of Human Services Emergency Food Program, we provide services to families who meet DHS income guidelines, typically on a once-a-month basis.

The Pantry is stocked with donated canned, packaged and frozen foods from churches and individuals, drives by postal workers and Boy Scouts, and collections throughout the area. Cash donations are used to purchase items both locally and from food banks. We stretch our dollars with orders of commodities and overstocks for about 17 cents per pound from the Tri-State Food Bank in Evansville, Indiana.