Cash, ready-to-eat food top the list of needs after Taylorville tornado

After any devastating storm, there are always people who want to help. https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewide/cash-ready-to-eat-food-top-the-list-of-needs/article_fd2d61d4-f6f9-11e8-b94e-6bab501fbda1.html

After any devastating storm, there are always people who want to help. 

It’s no different after the tornado in Taylorville. But those on the ground are asking people to think before they give. 

Pam Moses with the Taylorville Food Pantry said people don’t need clothes, blankets, or your old couch. 

She said people are going to need things that they can eat, possibly without electricity, for the next few days. 

“We’ve been taking in all types of water and food,” Moses said. “A lot of people don’t have power, so we’re taking things like Pop Tarts, peanut butter, and snacks. Things that you can eat for lunch without having to have power to do it.”

As always, Moses said cash donations help them buy what the community needs the most.

“When you’re in a quick situation of getting it out the door, food works better than money,” Moses said. “But once we get money, we have the ability to buy [food] from food banks and other places to make that dollar go further.”

Taylorville got the worst of Saturday’s storms. Some 100 homes were damaged, and 21 people were hurt. 

The local Red Cross is accepting donations, as are other groups in Taylorville. 

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