The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 6, 2013

Help out area food pantries

The Commercial-News

---- — Many people who travel through Danville on certain days of the week notice the lines that start to form near places such as the Danville Township office or St. James United Methodist Church on North Vermilion Street.

The lines are full of people who need help putting food on their tables for their families. The township, St. James and many other sites such as The Salvation Army and other churches report an increase in demand for their assistance.

Now those families in need must deal with a reduction in the amount of food stamps many of them receive.

Area residents who want to help their neighbors — especially with the holidays just weeks away — can do so. Donations of any size of non-perishable food or household supplies are welcome at most of the area’s food pantries.

Vermilion County residents always show the depth of their generosity when it comes to helping their neighbors in need. Whether it be the annual United Way campaign or some other community effort, residents dig deep and give much.

This year, consider giving to an area food pantry. Our neighbors will put the donations to good use.