The Crisis Food Center in and Catholic Charities in Alton are just two examples of food pantries that are having a harder time meeting their needs in the middle of summer.  There is a noticeable increase in need over the last few years, with children and the elderly accounting for a large portion of that number.  These two and many others are looking toward the generosity of the public to keep their shelves stocked. 

Catholic Charities’ Katie Hennemann tells The Big Z they will take cash or food donations.

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Likewise, Crisis Food Center Board President Mary Brand says if you would like to donate, money goes further for them than food.

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You can call the Crisis Food Center at 462-8201.  The Community Hope Center can be reached at 259-0959.  The number for Catholic Charities is 462-0634.


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