The Hands of Christ Food Pantry (HCFP) is a joint effort of representatives from six area churches.  Any member church of the Paxton Area Ministerial Association is invited to have up to two representatives sit on the Board of Directors.
HCFP currently serves all of Ford county and the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school district geographical area.  HCFP is a distributor of US government commodities.
HCFP is the only distributor of food from the Eastern Illinois Food Bank in Paxton.
Support is solely by donation from area individuals and organizations. Checks made out to the “Hands of Christ Food Pantry” may be sent to:
First United Methodist Church of Paxton
210 W. Center St.
Paxton, IL 60957
Non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, and cleaning products may be left there as well.  Donations made to HCFP are tax-deductible.
NOTE: We have a new email address.  Please use