Arrowleaf opens Cairo food pantry

Arrowleaf began the new year in celebration with the opening of its new client choice food pantry at its Alexander County location. An open house was held Jan. 3. Attendees included, from left, Cairo Mayor Thomas Simpson, Arrowleaf board member Artie McBride, TJay Purchase, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst, Marsha Hayes, Arrowleaf board member Vickie Foulks, Candice Smith, State Sen. Dale Fowler and Arrowleaf CEO Sherrie L. Crabb. The client choice food pantry gives clients the opportunity to choose the items they need instead of receiving a pre-packed bag of items. The food pantry is accessible five days a week to anyone residing in the southern seven counties of Illinois; however, priority is given to individuals living in Alexander and Pulaski counties. Crabb noted clients will not be asked for income or family size documentation. “We want to emphasize dignity and respect,” she said. “We want this to be a place where anyone can come for help, no questions asked.” The project is in conjunction with Tri-State Food Bank. The office is located at 1401 Washington Ave., Cairo. Donations for the pantry are accepted on site. Monetary donations can be made at myarrowleaf.org/donate/.

Arrowleaf opens Cairo food pantry

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.