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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   Sponsor
7/19*   6-7pm      Sangamon      Springfield      Capital City Church of God      2501 E. Cook      Capital City Church of God
7/21   9-10am   Shelby   Windsor   Windsor Christian Church   1101 Broadway   Windsor Christian Church
8/4   10-11am   Fayette   Vandalia   Vandalia Jr. High School   1011 W. Fletcher St.   Fayette Co. Farm Bureau
8/11   10-11am   Adams   Quincy   Quincy Senior Center   639 York St.   Dot Foods 
8/18   9-10am   Sangamon   Springfield   SIU Center for Family Medicine   520 N. 4th St.   ADM Cares
9/15   10-11am   Morgan   Jacksonville   Central Christian Church   359 W. College   Dot Foods
10/6   10-11am   Adams   Quincy   Quincy Senior Center   639 York St.    

*Open to families with children.

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