Food Pantry
The Arthur United Methodist Food Pantry serves those who are hungry and in need. Donations are given by the church members, the community, area organizations and other surrounding churches.
It is open by appointment. If you or know someone who is need, contact the Methodist Church to find out how the food pantry can help serve you. Call the church office at
217-543-3159 or email us at
The Arthur United Methodist Church also serves a meal every Wednesday evening from 4:30 -6:30 p.m.

Food Pantry News for May 2018

The pantry continues to be busy. This month someone donated several packages of beef liver. I learned the lesson that people either love it or can’t stand it. There seems to be no middle ground when it comes to beef liver! When asking families if they liked liver, I received many “funny” faces but also big smiles from those who love it.

I also received a large donation from Astoria. Everyone loves the fragrant items they donate to us.

I would like to thank all those who donated cereal and other items last month. I now have a nice variety of cereals to pick from. This month I am in need of toilet tissue, Kleenex, shampoo, both women’s and men’s deodorant and soup.

As always, thank you for supporting our outreach project!

In His Service,
Jill Strawn


April 2018 Food Pantry News


The pantry continues to be busy.  I have both a happy and sad story to share with you.  We “lost” a family that we have helped for several years.  We lost them because they became employed and no longer need our help.  What an exciting blessing! 

We gained a new couple because they now have medical problems that keep them from working.  We were able to give them several bags of groceries and help fill their cabinets again.  They were extremely appreciative and thankful for the help.I appreciate the donations that you bring to church each month.  Your generosity brings smiles to those who weren’t smiling when they came to the pantry.
Iris and Howard Ramsey, Marilyn Allison and I delivered 38 Easter “goodie bags” to our senior members. A  friendly visit was enjoyed at each stop.
We are in need of laundry soap, cereal, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant and toilet tissue. 
As always, thank you for supporting our outreach project.

                                                                     In His Service, Jill Strawn