Arrowleaf Food Pantry receives grant from Ameren

Arrowleaf Food Pantry got a helping hand this morning thanks to a $5000 donation from Ameren Electric
Published: Feb. 23, 2023 at 10:39 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2023 at 5:18 PM CST
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VIENNA, Ill. (KFVS) - Arrowleaf Food Pantry is getting some extra help in stocking their shelves, refrigerators and freezers.

The nonprofit received a $2,500 grant from Ameren on Thursday, February 23.

Arrowleaf applied for the grant to help support their Client Choice Food Pantry at the Vienna and Cairo locations.

They said the money will be used to help purchase milk, cheese, spices, oils, fresh meats and other staple ingredients.

The food bank is available to residents in Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union Counties.

Arrowleaf says their pantry is designed to allow their clients choose what items they need in stead of pre-packaged boxes/bags.

Since the pantry opened in August, they have been able to help 229 unduplicated households and 609 unduplicated clients with 10,160 pounds of food.