Since November 13, 1984, the TMA Food Pantry has been “Feeding Hunger with Heart.” With an annual operating budget that nears $40,000, hundreds of people in Taylorville receive nutritional food assistance. Corporate donors arranged through Feeding America, like Kroger, Aldi and Walmart, and local retailer CVS and wholesaler Ron’s Produce routinely donate food product to our pantry.
Donations of volunteer time and money are always welcomed! In addition, the following items are routinely given out and could be used as a shopping list or guide for a non-perishable food drive:
- Boxed dinners like Hamburger Helper
- Canned dinner like Spaghetti O’s
- Canned fruit
- Canned soup (Tomato and chicken noodle)
- Canned vegetables (corn, green beans, other)
- Jiffy corn mix
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Pasta Noodles
- Pasta Sauce
- Peanut butter
- Pork & Beans
- Ramen Noodles
- Snack items
- Garden vegetables and fruit
Through a partnership with the Senior Citizens of Christian County, round-trip transportation to the Food Pantry is available on the second and fourth Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. from Hershey Tower and Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. from Park Glen and Senior Village Apartments at 8:45 a.m. You do not need to be a resident to use this service. Those 60 years of age and above ride free, those under 60 are requested to make a donation of $2 per round trip. Riders are asked to call ahead to the Senior Center at 217-824-4263 by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday (for Thursday’s shuttle) and by 4:00 p.m. Friday (for Saturday’s shuttle).
For more information about the TMA Food Pantry, please contact Amy at 217-820-5174.