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The 22nd Annual Harvest Celebration will be held in fall 2020. This annual event raises funds so Central Illinois Foodbank can continue fighting hunger in central and southern Illinois.

Make Your Reservations

Please check back in spring 2020 for reservation information.  

Become a Sponsor

Making sure that individuals, children and seniors in our community have access to nutritious foods, including fresh produce, is one of the Foodbank's highest priorities as we continue Growing Forward. Sponsoring Harvest Celebration provides promotional benefits for your business while helping us reach our goal of distributing 2.4 million pounds of fresh produce this year.

Please check back in spring 2020 for sponsorship information.

2019 Sponsors


  • Memorial Health System


  • Dot Foods
  • The Shanahan Family
  • Nancy Simpson
  • Sysco Central Illinois
  • Vistra Energy


  • Ron & Ginny Broccardo
  • Ameriprise Financial - Steve Koch, CFP
  • Levi, Ray & Shoup


  • Dr. Frank and Diane Aguirre
  • Eck, Schafer & Punke LLP
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Hanson Professional Services
  • Health Alliance
  • Hickory Point Bank
  • HSHS St. John's Hospital
  • MJ Kellner
  • Drs. Kanna and Nasar Nallamothu
  • Orthopedic Center of Illinois - Dr. Ron & Therese Romanelli
  • O'Shea Builders
  • Sikich
  • Springfield Electric Supply Co.
  • United Community Bank
  • Zara's Collision Center

Harvest Celebration History

The first Harvest Celebration was held on November 6, 1999 at the Illini County Club. In the inaugural year the Celebration hosted 130 guests and featured six sponsors. That humble beginning has sparked great success. In 20 years, the event has grown into the Foodbank’s largest fundraiser with over 30 sponsors in 2018. We are proud of this successful event and look forward to sharing an evening with our partners and friends to help to provide nutritious food to our neighbors.