Area Food Pantries And Hours

Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry

The Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry at 1200 S. College Avenue in Aledo is open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays. They accept food and monetary donations. Monetary donations can be mailed to Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 63, Aledo, IL 61231.
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Viola Community Food Pantry

The Viola Community Food Pantry, which serves the Matherville, New Windsor, Preemption, and Viola area at 1407 18th Ave., Viola (Viola United Methodist Church), is open the first Tuesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. and the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 6 p.m.

Free Little Food Pantries In Mercer County (available 24/7)

(Please take what you need and leave items if/when you can so others may benefit.)

Aledo Little Food Pantry

A Little Food Pantry is located First Baptist Church, 800 NE 6th Ave., NE corner of parking lot.

Joy Little Food Pantry

A Little Food Pantry is located at the old fire station (next to the Post Office on Main St.).

Keithsburg Little Food Pantry

A Little Food Pantry is located at City Hall in Keithsburg, 13th and Jefferson Streets. Donations of non-perishable items (canned goods, dry goods, etc.) can be left there at any time.

New Boston Little Food Pantry

A Little Food Pantry is located next to the mail boxes at 4th and Main Streets in New Boston. Donations of non-perishable items are accepted. Please no glass containers.

Viola Little Food Pantry

A Little Food Pantry is located at Viola Market, 1103 17th Ave./Route 17, in the parking lot (previously Morrison’s Market).