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 2023, the Pantry is serving about 307 families and about 976 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. Five area churches, including St. Matthew, are supporting the pantry. The other churches are St. Ambrose, Trinity United Methodist, First Presbyterian, 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 (south of the Rock River), Taylor Ridge, and Andalusia. The location of the pantry is 225 E 1st Street.  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.