Illinois FoodbanksRegional foodbanks are the distribution hub for many local pantries and community-non-profits, all of whom deliver nutritious food to those in need.
Use the links below to access the foodbank that serves your area in Illinois.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 FOOD BANK UPDATE(copied from Feeding Illinois website)
During the outbreak, Feeding Illinois Food Bank members are continuing to provide core services while taking all precautions to protect their workers and minimize the spread of COVID-19. The requisite services of the food banks are acquiring, storing, and distributing food to roughly 2,400 member agencies in all 102 counties of Illinois. Essential back-office functions, such as agency relations, community outreach, financial management, and donation handling must also continue to operate at some level. All of which become more challenging as more staff work remotely and volunteers hesitate to continue any potential personal-contact activities at both the food banks and agencies.
The respective needs of the individual food banks are fluid and their responses are adapting to local situations. What follows is a brief synopsis of their most pressing situations and needs. The most critical needs are:
- Food – to supplant declining donations from usual sources and channels.
- Funds – to purchase additional foods and support expanded services.
- Volunteers – to help sort, pack, and distribute food at both food banks and agencies.
- Boxes, Bags & To-Go Containers – to pre-pack food for alternative (i.e., social-distancing) distributions.
All the food banks have expanded or incorporated some type of mobile, drive-through, or knock-and-drop distributions to facilitate social distancing, agency closings, and volunteer drop-offs.