Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry no longer on probation
By Susan Vela
The food bank reinstated its ties with the agency on Tuesday. The pantry provides about 1,000 meals a month.
The pantry did not receive food from the food bank for two weeks as part of its probation.
“The pantry has been fully reinstated. The pantry has done everything we asked them in terms of compliance,” said Jennifer Nau, director of communications for the food bank. “We will continue to work with them to ensure all of their staff and volunteers are properly trained.”
The end of probation is good news, said the Rev. Danice Loveridge, the pantry’s interim executive director.
“I have a great group of people here,” Loveridge said. “We still have some work to do and we’re very committed to doing that work.”
The probation resulted from alleged theft and inappropriate use of food for the needy. A Boone County Sheriff’s Department investigation is ongoing.