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Minonk Food Pantry

The Minonk Township Food Pantry is located back of Minonk City Hall and is open from noon to 3:00 the first Thursday of each month. This is a Federal grant program and income eligibility is based on 185% of the federal poverty guideline. Each client must sign a form each month certifying that the food received will be for household consumption only, and his/her monthly gross income does not exceed DHS established limits which are:

DHS Maximum Monthly Gross Income for Receipt of USDA Commodities for 2017
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gross Monthly Income $1859 $2504 $3148 $3793 $4437 $5081 $5726 $6370

For households with more than 8 persons, add $644 for each additional person

First time clients may be asked to show a proof of address. You will need to allow an hour to an hour and a half depending on the number of clients present. (Clients who come early, often end up waiting longer than those who come at 1:30 or 2:00.)

Clients wait in the city hall room for their turn to get groceries and are asked to help get plastic bags doubled for use in the grocery room—even if you bring cloth bags! The grocery room gets crowded with 6 workers and 4 or 5 clients at a time, so we ask that, for safety, small children not go in the grocery room. You are responsible for your children. You may want to bring a friend to watch your child, or bring activities they enjoy. There are a couple of workers in the waiting area, but if they get busy it can be hard to keep a close eye on your child.

Willful diversion of USDA commodities for personal gain is a state and federal offense subject to a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment up to 5 years.
Food pantry shelves stocked with food

Food pantry workers from the left are Nancy Redenius, the late Lila McCully and the late Shirley Barth. Other volunteers who help out at the food pantry are Pat Copp, Paul Vallow, Linda Azbill, Kris Lohr, Donna Herman, Larry Miles, Bradley Rodseth and Larry Falk. There also is a representative from each church and one from the city and one from the township.

Entrance to the food pantry is at the rear of City Hall.