M.O.R.E. is and will continue to be very dependent on our generous community. We have been extremely blessed with the willingness of many people, organizations, and businesses to help a few individuals and families in the Marengo/Union area to stay afloat. I cannot possibly mention everyone who participates, but I do want to make mention of a few, recent happenings. County fairs bring us beef purchased by The DeLong Company and Peter Baker and Sons. Wayne’s Country Market supplies us with bread. Wisted’s donates bread and provides a food collection box. Fresh produce is donated by area gardeners as well as Cody’s Farm and Susie’s Garden Patch. Jewel Food Store in Huntley provides us weekly with meat, produce, bread, pastries, and more. Bagmakers provides cloth bags for food distribution. Of course, we receive gifts of food, clothing and household items from an untold number of organizations and individuals. We also have two ongoing activities. Flatlander Market offers “Loyalty Cards” to their customers. The customers may choose to donate loyalty points toward a free sandwich for an individual using our pantry. Flatlander will add a drink and a cookie. Stop in at Flatlander and ask about the program. Also, Veolia Environmental Services is pledging $50 for every score (touchdown or field goal) at home varsity football games and $10 for every run scored at softball games. Keep score with us. I haven’t mentioned churches, schools, boy scouts and girl scouts, and many others. They represent the backbone of our food drives and volunteer base. Every organization, no matter how big or small, is important to our success. To all of you, we say “Thank you.” 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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