Pantries United is a local food program that is administered by Information, Referral & Assistance Services.
Two emergency food sites are located at:
- Associate Benevolent Society
100 South 2nd Street
- Free in Jesus
325 11th Ave South
Pantries United was established in September, 1982, and is administered by Information, Referral & Assistance Services.
Pantries United pantries provide non-perishable food items to more than 2,500 individuals each year.
Pantries United is supported by private donations from area churches, service organizations, and individuals. Cash donations are distributed quarterly through Information, Referral & Assistance Services to each pantry site.
The U.S. Postal Workers and Prairie Communications annual freezing for food drive also provide food to stock pantry shelves.
Cash donations are used to purchase food at a rate of $.17 a pound from River Bend Food Bank in Moline. One dollar buys more than seven pounds of food.