The Milan Christian Food Pantry officially opened on November 4th, 2013. In the first month of operation, it served 185 families, representing 543 people. In 2017, the Pantry is serving about 300 families and about 900 people per month. The Pantry is open on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Six area churches, including St. Matthew, are supporting the pantry. The other churches are St. Ambrose, Trinity United Methodist, First Presbyterian, The Bridge, and St. Patrick’s from Andalusia. Kitty Dornbier and Al Nordstrom are serving on the pantry board of directors. The pantry serves the people of Milan, SW Rock Island, Taylor Ridge, and Andalusia. Food donations for the pantry can be left in the shopping cart in the entryway at church. Monetary donations can be mailed to the Milan Christian Food Pantry, PO Box 333, Milan, IL 61264
The Manager of the Milan Christian Food Pantry is Jody Kerres. She can be reached at 309-278-3400.