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In 2010, Central Illinois Foodbank began operating the Mobile Food Pantry. In 2017, we renamed these events "Healthy Foods Distributions" to reflect our growing emphasis on fresh produce and other nutritious foods. Central Illinois Foodbank partners with a host site to secure a parking lot and volunteers to assist in distribution. On average, a Healthy Foods Distribution will distribute around 12,000 pounds of food in under two hours. These distributions are arranged in "farmers market style", allowing guests to roam among the pallets of food.


How does a Healthy Foods Distribution work?

Central Illinois Foodbank partners with a host site to secure a parking lot and volunteers to assist in distributing healthy foods, including fresh produce, 2% milk and other nutritious items. Customers are able to roam among the pallets of food, which are arranged in a farmers-market style. 

What do I need to bring with?

  • Please bring sturdy carts, wagons, boxes or bags to carry your food!
  • No personal identification or documents are needed. 

Upcoming Healthy Foods Distributions

*Due to inclement weather, the Healthy Foods Distribution scheduled for 9/8 has been rescheduled for 9/22.

Date   Time   County   City   Location   Address   Sponsor
9/15   10-11am   Morgan   Jacksonville   Central Christian Church   359 W. College   Dot Foods
9/22   10-11am   Fayette   St. Elmo   Pinnacle Foods   1000 Brewbaker   Fayette Co. Farm Bureau
10/6   10-11am   Adams   Quincy   Quincy Senior Center   639 York St.    

*Open to families with children.

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