The pantry was started in 1990 by Phyllis Fell who saw a need to feed those in need in Morrison. In November 2021 we reorganized as a stand-alone 501c3 doing business as Morrison Charitable Food Pantry.
The Pantry obtains the majority of its food from the River Bend Food Bank with supplemental coming from Sauk Valley Food Pantry, Sullivan's Foods and private donations. Cash donations are much appreciated, as we can purchase the food items we truly need, through our Food Bank partners, at a greatly reduced cost.
Our pantry is unique in that we give out what we call "personal care" items which includes, but not to limited to, paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, shampoo & conditioner, soap, personal hygiene items, dish soap, detergent, etc. The community donations of these items help our clients, and the Pantry, as we cannot afford to purchase these items and also supply needed food items.
NEW TO THE PANTRY?
Our Mission is to offer food assistance to qualified residences in the Morrison, Illinois School District.
We are located in the United Methodist Church north entrance on Knox St. (200 Block) Please pull in from Orange Street onto Knox going East, as we are located on the south side of Knox St. We have a "Pantry Open" sign we put out Thursday during our open hours (8:00 A.M. - 10:00A.M). You will not need to leave your car. We come out to each car, obtain your information and then deliver food items to you. Our clients may visit the pantry once in a calendar month. If there is an emergency situation, please talk to one of our staff and we will work with you.
If you are a first time visitor please have the following items available:
-an official ID available, i.e. Illinois Drivers License with current address
-current utility or medical bill or a landlords rental receipt with name and current address
Your current address, and our verification of it via the information you present, is a requirement we have to have on record for each client. You will be required to fill out a registration sheet, with your name, address, phone, and the name and ages of the persons living full time in your household at the time you sign up. Should the number of people change, or you move, please let the staff know and we will update your information.
We also ask that your vehicles be cleaned out so we have space to put your boxes in your vehicle without items getting smashed. Your cooperation in keeping a clean space is greatly appreciated, and helps speed up the process.
Would you like to receive text alerts from the Pantry? Click on the link and sign up.
Rules and Regulations
- Must be a Morrison School District resident
- No referral required
- Annual registration with Current Driver's license and a utility or medical bill with current address as proof.
- One visit per family per month
- Must be below the maximum gross income guidelines
Complete the application form and bring to the Morrison Food Pantry.
There are many ways to donate to the Morrison Food Pantry.Below are just a few ways in which we receive generous donations:
- Gift of Grain
- Plant a Row (fresh garden produce planted specifically for food pantry donation)
- Fresh produce from a local garden - have an abundance in your garden? Drop it off at the food pantry on Thursday mornings, our clients LOVE fresh produce
Would you like to Volunteer? Come to the pantry on the first Wednesday of the month at 9:15 (Knox St door) to help unload the truck. It takes no more than 30 min and we all work together to make it as easy as possible.
Morrison Food Pantry Enter on Knox Street
Thursday 8:00am - 10:00am
For questions or more information please contact:
Food Pantry Director, Leveda Ashlin. 815-631-1171
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