The Madonna House's Mobile Food Pantry will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at Blessing Hospital on Lot 21 which is located between 10th & 11th on College in Quincy. You are asked to please bring an empty laundry basket or an empty box to fill. 

The products will go fast on a first come, first served basis. There will be 12,000 pounds of fresh produce and food items given out this Saturday. The sponsors of Madonna House’s mobile food pantry are the Central Illinois Food Bank, ADM, Blessing Hospital and Hy-Vee on Harrison.

Now here is a little information about the Madonna House. Since 1988, the Madonna House has provided a 24 hour supervised Emergency and Transitional Shelter, Food Pantry, Diaper Pantry, and emotional support for families in need. They can serve a maximum of 6 families at one time, with a house capacity of 14-16 individual family members. In 2013, Madonna House Homelessness Prevention Program was expanded to include at risk of homelessness individuals. Services provided focus on housing stabilization, building self-sufficiency, enhancing employment skills and everyday life skills.

The Madonna House Food Pantry is located at 601 State Street in Quincy and serves an average of 1,000 individuals per month. The food pantry is open from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday.

To learn more about the Madonna House programs and services, visit www.madonnahouse.net  or call (217) 224-7771.