Next month we kick-off our annual food drive ‘Thanksgiving in July’ in order to provide for those in Springfield that need a little help. Following the vandalism earlier in the year at Kumler Outreach Ministries we have decided to revisit this organization, to which we donated more than 800 non-perishable food items in 2015.
Kumler Outreach Ministries meets people where they live, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and helping clothe people. The food pantry, clothing ministry and medicine program reach thousands of people each year in the greater Springfield, Illinois area giving them help and hope. As well as non perishable food items, of which canned chili, peanut butter and spaghetti sauce are most needed currently, the organization is also asking for donations of shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and diapers in sizes four, five, and six.
In the summer the food pantry at Kumler is typically at its busiest. The community is always very generous at Christmas but donations are much needed all year round.
Individuals or families are ordinarily referred to the Kumler Outreach Ministries food pantry via a social service agency. Food collections can be made between 9am and 12noon Monday to Friday and from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the third Friday of each month.
If you would like to make a donation of perishable food items, or any of the hygiene products mentioned above, we will begin collecting these at from July 1st, for the remainder of the month, at our office at 2025 W Iles Ave, Springfield IL 62704.