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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

To be announced

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