Perhaps you have seen ads about food trucks coming to various locations in McHenry County. These are called Mobile Market Trucks and they are provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva, Illinois. These trucks carry about 8,000 pounds of assorted food and household products and generally are purchased for $650 by the sponsoring agencies. They usually have an abundance of meat, produce, and bread. If you regularly shop local grocery stores, I am sure you can see the dollar value of these trucks.

M.O.R.E. offers three of these trucks each year for our Marengo/Union families. We consider this an opportunity for the hungry to stock their freezers and food shelves with a little more than what they ordinarily get from the food pantry. Our mobile markets are restricted to those residing in the high school district. While residency is the only requirement to participate, families are requested to complete a food pantry application.

Our first two M.O.R.E. Mobile Markets are from 4-6p.m. on Thursdays, April 5 and June 28. The Mobile Markets take place in the bus garage behind Marengo Community Middle School. During those weeks, the M.O.R.E Food Pantry closes. However, clients may still come to the food pantry twice during those months. Keep in mind that by using the M.O.R.E. Food Pantry and Mobile Market Trucks, food bills are reduced and the strain of paying other bills is lessened. If you know someone in need, please encourage them to visit us. We will treat them with dignity and respect. M.O.R.E. is located at 829 Greenlee Street in Marengo, and is open from 9a.m.-noon on Wednesdays, and from 4p.m.-6p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call 815-568-7950, or visit www.marengomorecenter.org

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