Monroe-The Monroe Community Food Pantry is looking for food and monetary donations to keep its shelves stocked for the upcoming months. Although the Pantry is open year round, there is particular need this time of year. Currently, the Pantry is starting to prepare food baskets for the Thanksgiving and Holiday season. Non-perishable foods and holiday items are particularly needed. The Pantry is an non-profit organization that provides nutritious food and other staples such as diapers, juice, shampoo, soap, and more. It was established to help people who may be going through a difficult period. No one in need is refused help. The Pantry is staffed by volunteers. In the past, cash gifts have allowed the Pantry to purchase fresh foods, canned hams, a freezer, a hand-truck and other necessities. We also welcome food donations from individuals, groups and food drives. Food donations can be brought to the office Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call 783-6371 to schedule delivery of large quantities of goods and/or perishable items to the Pantry. The Food Pantry is located at the rear of the United Methodist Church, 47 Maple Avenue East, Monroe. The Pantry is open the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m.