The M.O.R.E. Food Pantry will serve anyone in the Marengo Community High School District. You will be asked to prove your residency and to confirm that you fall within Federal income guidelines. The purpose of the food pantry is to supplement household food supplies. Limitations on quantities of food are placed according to family size. Clients may use the food pantry 26 times per year and may receive holiday food boxes. A special Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Market truck is also available to clients at least twice a year (see calendar).
Our largest sources of food are donations from individuals, organizations and churches. Food drives are conducted throughout the year and the community has a giving spirit. Donations of food may be dropped off at the M.O.R.E. Center during regular hours, Wisted's Piggly Wiggly, or Sullivan's Foods Grocery Store.
M.O.R.E. Center is a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank and falls under its guidelines for food intake, storage and distribution. NIFB provides food to M.O.R.E. in several ways. Food is collected from businesses and redistributed to members of NIFB. Government commodities of meat and agricultural surpluses are distributed through NIFB. Also, NIFB makes large purchases of food and sells it to its members at greatly reduced prices when compared to supermarkets (view NIFB Food Boxes page). NIFB also provides a Mobile Market food truck. For $650, M.O.R.E. purchases nearly 10,000 pounds of food to be distributed immediately. M.O.R.E. has been providing this service twice a year.