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Local Editorials

Resolve to fight against hunger

Still looking for a good New Year’s resolution?

Here’s one of the best we can think of, for yourself and your fellow Sauk Valley residents.

Resolve to give more food, cash or both to the nearest food pantry.

Staffed by volunteers, food pantries keep food on the table for local residents and families who need help in this difficult economy.

The demand is great.

Donations always are welcome.

Please resolve to support your local food pantry throughout 2011.

Here is contact information for area food pantries:


St. Patrick Church, 32 N. Jones Ave., Amboy, IL 61310. Make checks payable to St. Patrick Church.


Dixon Community Food Pantry, 2001 W. Fourth St. Make checks payable to Community Food Pantry, First United Methodist Church, 202 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.

Mount Morris

Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, Mount Morris Church of the Brethren, 409 W. Brayton Road, Mount Morris. Make checks payable to Loaves and Fish, 409 W. Brayton Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054.


Lifeline Food and Self Help Project, Conover Square, 210 N. Third St., Suite 6, Oregon, IL 61061. Make checks payable to Lifeline Food and Self Help Project and mail to the above address, attention Kathy Drozd.


Polo Food Pantry. Make checks payable to Polo Lifeline, 107 W. Mason St., Polo, IL 61064.


American Legion Food Pantry, 215 Washington St., Prophetstown. Make checks payable to Prophetstown-Lyndon Food Pantry, c/o First Lutheran Church, 300 W. Third St., Prophetstown, IL 61277.

Rock Falls

Rock River Christian Center, 1800 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071. Make checks payable to Rock River Christian Center, with food pantry or baby pantry in the memo line.


FISH Emergency Pantry, 902 E. Fifth St., Sterling. Make checks payable to FISH, 610 Seventh Ave., Sterling, IL 61081.

Helping Hands, 1208 E. Fourth St., Sterling. Make checks payable to Helping Hands or First Church of the Nazarene, 411 13th Ave., Sterling, IL 61081.

St. Vincent de Paul Society, 7 W. Sixth St., Sterling. Make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Mary’s Parish, 600 Ave. B, Sterling, IL 61081.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 205 E. 10th St., Sterling. Make checks payable to Trinity Food Pantry, 205 E. 10th St., Sterling, IL 61081.

Sterling Township, 108 Fourth Ave., Sterling, IL 61081. Make checks payable to Sterling Township, with food pantry in the memo line.


Tampico Food Pantry, 106 W. Main St. Make checks payable to Tampico Area Food Pantry, P.O. Box 626, Tampico, IL 61283.

Note to readers – Did our list omit an area food pantry, or is a listing outdated? Let us know. Send pertinent contact information to or contact our newspaper office.

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