The Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, located at 102 South Main Street in Hillsboro received an outpouring of support from the community on Saturday, Jan. 13.
Approximately 15 car loads of food items were donated to the local food pantry, the result of the winter food drive organized by Hillsboro High School student Pacey Collins.
In addition to community support, several volunteers spent their Saturday staffing food drop off points at area businesses including the Korner Store and Dollar General in Schram City, Raise The Bar, Sweet Addictions and Street Eats and Capri IGA, all of Hillsboro.
Community volunteers included Emma Kenny, Kylie Williams, Cate Leible, Shaw Riggs, Maddie Rupert, Layne Rupert, Olivia Gent, Chloe Irvine, Riley Dugan, Aaron Wille, Lucas Nowlan, Tad Daniels, Frankie Passariello, Meagan Jorn, Melissa Rufus, Madie Hollo, Marah Huber, Ava Pollard, Shauna Rufus, Madi Devore, Paula Bartz, Katya King, Shawn Huber, Lisa Huber, Frankie Huber, Abi White, Taylor Meyers, Agnes Huber, Steve Huber, Kenny Vallelonga, Gabri Vallelonga, Chris Perkins and Lissette Jones.
In addition to stocked shelves, the Harvest of Hope Food Pantry received $626 in donations that were collected during the food drive.
The Harvest of Hope Food Pantry is a ministerial outreach of the World Harvest Church in Hillsboro. They serve approximately 100 families each month, and are always in need of volunteers. To find out how to get involved or to make an appointment to shop for food contact Lisa Huber at 217-560-7533.