Scouting for Food, Nov. 2

The Monticello Food Pantry has been serving the Monticello area (Monticello Community School District) from its current location at 205 W. First St. (across the parking lot from First Presbyterian Church) for several years. Food pantry hours are Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. 

This service is made possible through the fantastic support of the people of Monticello and the surrounding areas who have given to the food pantry. Members from the churches of Monticello volunteer to staff the food pantry for the past 20-plus years. Food and monetary donations come from individuals, groups, organizations, churches, schools and various businesses. 

The financial donations cover the voucher program (milk, fresh fruit, cold meat) and the purchase of specific food items to stock the pantry. 

One of the ways the residents in the City of Monticello have supported the food pantry is through the “Scouting for Food” drive that the Monticello Cub Scouts in Pack 66 and the Monticello Boy Scouts in Troop 66 have each fall. 

The “Scouting for Food” drive is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Cub Scouts will deliver plastic bags to your home the week before. On Saturday, Nov. 2 around 8 a.m., they will come back to collect any food you place in the bag and leave on your front step and deliver all donations to the food pantry where the Boy Scouts will sort and track all donations that are made. 

All donations made during this food drive stay in the Monticello Food Pantry. 

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