Cooperative Employees Make Donation to Pana Food Pantry
Cooperative employees Heidi Hall & Kevin Bernson, on behalf of all the employees at the cooperative, made a food & monetary donation to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry in Pana. "Around this time each year employees of the cooperative participate in a food drive. Area food pantry names were put in a hat to see who would receive this year's donation and Loaves & Fishes name was drawn out," said cooperative employee Heidi Hall.
Volunteers from the United In Faith Church in Pana were on hand for the picture.
Pictured from left is Cheryl Tedick, Paula Lebon, Hall, Charlie Weers (president on the Pantry board), Janet Kessler (secretary on the Pantry board), Pastor Joel Jackle-Hugh, Louise Shippy-Rouse, and Jay Denton.
Kessler said, "Volunteer groups, mainly churches, sign up to help out with food sorting and distribution each month & if any groups are interested in volunteering to please let them know.
Weers, appreciates all the great community support they receive and the food pantry averages about $2,500 per month in food they hand out. "We need non-perishable food items year-round so keep that in mind," noted Weers.
Loaves & Fishes is open on Monday 9AM to Noon and Friday 3PM to 5:30PM and is located on 120 E. 2nd St. Pana, Illinois.