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72 billion pounds of food go to waste each day in the US, while 1 in 8 people in central and southern Illinois don’t have a steady food supply to their table. We can now help change that with Donations Delivered - a new kind of food drive. 

Thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation, the Foodbank has been able to use MealConnect, Feeding America's food donation app, to to automate the rescue and distribution of unused perishable food items in a sustainable, cost-effective way.

How does it work?

  Food Donation

Local food establishments can easily request a food pick-up through the MealConnect™ app. MealConnect™  is available through Google Play and the App Store.


Just like a rideshare app, a registered volunteer is messaged to pick up and deliver the donation to a nonprofit agency—providing more local families with food they can heat and eat. Sign up today!

Want to learn more?

Contact Wes Ridgeway at or 217.522.4022 x 224.