The WIRC-Community Action Agency utilizes a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) to provide for unmet needs in the region. Income eligible persons receive aid from various program based-services sponsored by this funding source. From emergency services to housing needs to educational opportunities, the WIRC-CAA provides diverse and abundant opportunities to help individuals and families help themselves.
Community Action Agency
The WIRC-CAA Clothing Center is located at 223 South Randolph Street in Macomb. This McDonough County based operation receives and distributes, at no charge, new and used clothing. Hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, or call (309) 837-2997 for information.
The WIRC-CAA Food Pantry is located at 223 South Randolph Street in Macomb. The pantry is stocked with federal food commodities, ground venison from Hunters Helping the Hungry, and community donations. Pantry hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
The WIRC-CAA Non-Food Pantry is located at 223 South Randolph Street in Macomb. The non-food pantry primarily serves those who are in an emergency situation providing hygienic items, diapers, etc. Non-food pantry hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Call (309) 837-2997 to inquire about specific access to this service.
Homeless Assistance provides homeless persons with essential housing and utilities, or households with emergency rent or mortgage payment assistance.
Hunters Helping the Hungry
Hunters Helping the Hungry provides venison to the residents in the WIRC-CAA service area. The deer is donated from hunters in the region and processed at area lockers. The venison is then distributed through the agency’s food pantry at 223 South Randolph in Macomb.
The Project Santa Program recognizes the struggle some families have in providing a happy holiday for their children.Through a network with schools, social service agencies and health departments, the Agency is able to identify and offer the program to eligible families. Project Santa continues to grow with an expanded sponsorship program and community participation.