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.
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.
NBCFM Food Exchange
The New Boston Community Farmers Market Food Exchange, for New Boston residents only, is available noon to 5 p.m. (or by appointment), Mon. – Fri., at 403 Jefferson St. (4th St. entrance). Each household is allowed one visit per month. They are also taking donations of shelf-stable items. Call 217-492-1163 for more information.