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Thursday pop-up pantry to include free tablets; ID required

LANSING, Ill. (June 14, 2023) – The Thursday, June 15, pop-up food pantry at Mt. Zion Ministries will also include giveaways of free tablets from ACCESS Wireless.

According to Mt. Zion’s Betty Burley, the free tablets include free unlimited internet. She provided the following qualifications that are required in order to receive a free tablet.

Recipients must have one or more of the following:

  • Snap Benefits (Link Card, Food stamps)
  • Medicaid
  • Social Security Income/ Disability
  • Section 8
  • Veteran status

The Android tablets include:

  • Unlimited Free Internet
  • Unlimited Talk/Text
  • Free Case
  • 8 MP Camera
  • 8 inch screen
  • 64 GB Internal Memory + 3 GB RAM
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
  • Date Cable
  • Type C charger

Though most Mt. Zion pop-up pantries do not require recipients to show ID, people interested in receiving a free tablet will need to show a valid state ID. Bringing proof of benefits is also preferred.

Mt. Zion Ministries is located at 2340 177th Street in Lansing.

The preferred route for food drive recipients is shown on this map:


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.