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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

Date   Time   County   City   Location   Address
5/24*   4pm - 5pm   Sangamon   Springfield   YMCA   701 S. 4th St.
6/2   10am - 11am   Adams   Quincy   Quincy Senior Center   639 York St.
6/9    10am - 11am   Logan   Mt. Pulaski   American Legion Home   103 E. Scorggin Ave.
6/14   6pm - 7pm   Morgan   Jacksonville   JHS Bowl   College & Church
6/16   10am - 11am   Fayette   St. Elmo   Pinnacle Foods   1000 Brewbaker
6/23   10am - 11am   Sangamon   Springfield   SIU Center for Family Medicine   520 N. 4th St.
7/14   9am - 10am   Macon   Decatur   Youth with a Positive Direction   2000 N. Main
7/19*   6pm - 7pm   Sangamon   Springfield   Capitol City Church of God   2501 E. Cook
7/21   9am - 10am   Shelby   Windsor   Windsor Christian Church   1101 Broadway
8/11   10am - 11am   Adams   Quincy   Quincy Senior Center   639 York St.
8/18   9am - 10am   Sangamon   Springfield   SIU Center for Family Medicine   520 N. 4th St.
10/6   10am - 11am   Adams   Quincy   Quincy Senior Center   639 York St.

*Open to families with children.

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