We know this is a difficult time for many. Here are a few resources to help your family.

Mercer County Initiative

Food Pantry

Mercer County Initiative Food Pantry will take place at Keithsburg City Hall (302 14th St, Keithsburg) on March 28th from 9:00am-11:00am. They will plan to have a drive-thru pantry where patrons will pull through the driveway as marked by cones and volunteers will load food/hygiene items into the vehicle’s trunk. Please have your trunk ready to load. Please follow the Mercer County Initiative Facebook Page for updates as the day approaches.

Churches of Mercer Country

Food Pantry

Churches of Mercer County Food Pantry is located at 1200 S College Ave, Aledo and is open Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 and Fridays from 8:00am-12:00pm. 

Viola UMC

Food Pantry

The Viola Community Food Pantry, which serves the Matherville, New Windsor, Preemption, and Viola area at 1407 18th Ave., Viola (Viola United Methodist Church), is open the first Tuesday of the month from 9:00 to 11:00am and the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 6:00pm. Please visit the Viola United Methodist Church website for more information.

First Baptist Church Aledo

Blessing Box

First Baptist Church has a blessing box located in the back of the church. We currently have a volunteer who sorting donations and refilling the Blessing Box twice per day. Please come get items that you are in need of.

Grab & Go Meals For Kids

For those families that need breakfast and lunch support during the shutdown: Grab and Go breakfast and lunches will be available on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Fridays. You can stop by between 8:00 – 10:00 am and pick up 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches per student. (THIS CAN INCLUDE ANY CHILD UNDER AGE 18) even if not a student. Please call the district office (309-582-2238) to request food if they are not current students. 
Pick-up locations:
  • Mercer County Intermediate School
  • Mercer County Junior High School
  • New Boston Elementary School
  • Seaton Fire Station
  • Keithsburg City Hall

Boredom Busters

We are beginning to recognize that people may need other things besides food and personal care items. Here are some other things that you may want to know about: We have activity bags for kids, and board games as long as they last. Our church library is open if you’d like a book. Also, if you want a copy of a previous worship service, we are happy to provide a CD to you. Just let us know what service you’d like, and if you’d like us to mail it to you.

How Can We Serve You?

Do you have a specific need that we can help you with? Please contact our Church office at (309)582-7812 or complete the online form below.