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October 14, 2012

Food pantries see more people in need



Area residents can use The Salvation Army’s food pantry by supplying: social security cards or proof of everyone living in the household, picture ID, proof of income and proof residency in Vermilion County.

Brooks encourages anyone who needs help to visit a food pantry.

“So many people feel ashamed to ask for help,” Brook said. Brooks said that if they can help with a couple sacks of groceries, people can use that extra money to fill their gas tank or for one of their bills.

“This is put on by community members to help our community because we just don’t know who’s going to be next.”

Places to get food

--Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 311 N. Collett St., Danville; 442-6802

Pantry hours: 9-11 a.m. Thursdays

--Danville Area Food Pantry, 141 N. Walnut St., Danville; 442-4031

Pantry hours: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

--Danville Area Rescue Mission, 834 Bowman Ave., Danville; 446-7223

Soup kitchen hours: 12:30-1 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 4-4:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays

--Grant Township, 525 S. Market St., Hoopeston; 283-5221

Pantry hours: 1:30-2:30 Mondays and Thursdays

--Holy Family Catholic Church, 444 E. Main St., Danville; 431-5100

Pantry hours: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, appointments required

--Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1930 N. Bowman Ave., Danville; 442-5675

Food baskets: up to four per week by referrals only

--Morningstar Ministries, 201 N. Chicago St., Rossville; 748-6196

Pantry hours: 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays

--Salvation Army, 855 E. Fairchild St., Danville; 442-5911

Pantry hours: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays

--St. James Food Pantry, 504 N. Vermilion St., Danville; 442-1504

Pantry hours: 5-7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month

--Word of Life Mount Zion Ministries, 1535 E. Fairchild St., Danville; 442-7769

Pantry hours: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays

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