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The 21st Annual Harvest Celebration will be held on Thursday, September 12th at the University of Illinois – Springfield Student Union. This annual event raises money so that Central Illinois Foodbank can continue fighting hunger in central and southern Illinois.

Make Your Reservations

To make your reservations for Harvest Celebration click here.

Become a Sponsor

Making sure that individuals, children and seniors in our community have access to nutritious foods, including fresh produce, is one of the Foodbank's highest priorities as we continue Growing Forward. Sponsoring Harvest Celebration provides promotional benefits for your business while helping us reach our goal of distributing 2.4 million pounds of fresh produce this year.

Please see the list of sponsorship benefits here

Please see the program ad guidelines here

For more sponsorship information click here

2019 Sponsors


  • Memorial Health System


  • Sysco of Central Illinois
  • Vistra Energy


  • Levi, Ray & Shoup


  • Dr. Frank and Diane Aguirre
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Hanson Professional Services
  • Health Alliance
  • Hickory Point Bank
  • HSHS St. John's Hospital
  • O'Shea Builders
  • MJ Kellner
  • Drs. Kanna and Nasar Nallamothu
  • Sikich
  • Springfield Electric Supply Co.
  • St. John's Hospital
  • United Community Bank
  • Zara's Collision Center

Harvest Celebration History

The first Harvest Celebration was held on November 6, 1999 at the Illini County Club. In the inaugural year the Celebration hosted 130 guests and featured six sponsors. That humble beginning has sparked great success. In 20 years, the event has grown into the Foodbank’s largest fundraiser with over 30 sponsors in 2018. We are proud of this successful event and look forward to sharing an evening with our partners and friends to help to provide nutritious food to our neighbors.

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