Welcome Word of Life Food Pantry as a Member in Food Rescue

There are two sides to every food rescue story; that of the donor and that of the recipient. The Food Rescue Partnership is excited to welcome a recipient, the Word of Life Church, located in Rock Island, IL, to our Member in Food Rescue program.

Word of Life Recognition
Board Vice-Chair, Christina McDonough from the Scott County Health Department (left) and stakeholder, Misty Sierens from the Rock Island County Health Department (middle) officially welcomed Dr. Geri Kruckenburg (right), the Director of the church’s food pantry back in August.

Word of Life Church works throughout the community to help those in need. Every other Thursday, Word of Life Church hosts a food pantry at Earl Hanson Elementary School in Rock Island, in partnership with the River Bend Foodbank, and on the third Saturday of each month, Word of Life Church hosts a community kitchen meal site and food pantry in the church’s basement. The community kitchen meal site and food pantry is open and free to the community.  This August, Word of Life Church provided meals to 114 families!

“We’ve seen the need in the community and wanted to try to fill it as much as possible,” said Dr. Geri Kruckenburg, Director of the food pantry. For more information about the off-site or on-site food pantry and community kitchen, visit the Word of Life Outreach page.

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