Welcome to Feeding Illinois

Vision: A hunger-free Illinois.

Mission: To coordinate and support the efforts of its member food banks and their partners serving Illinois in their collective and collaborative efforts to provide access to a healthy and adequate food supply for those in need.

Purpose: Feeding Illinois is the association of eight Feeding America food banks that serve Illinois. Together, we provide food and other services to every county in Illinois through a vast network of member agencies and specialized feeding programs. One out of nine Illinois residents, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with hunger - which is staggering and unnecessary; and Feeding Illinois members play a critical role in responding to this need.

As the state association for food banks serving Illinois, we help unify strategies and pool resources to strengthen and support the food banks’ local efforts to eliminate hunger in Illinois. Through vast coordination and with relentless commitment, each food bank has identified the specific needs of their communities and has developed a comprehensive array of programs and services to combat food insecurity - both short-term and long-term. As 11% of Illinois residents awake every day uncertain of where or unable to access their next meal, Feeding Illinois members are working vigorously with a statewide network of more than 2,400 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other agencies to distribute or serve over 190 million meals annually to those 1.4 million hungry neighbors across our state.

Who We Are

Feeding Illinois is the state association of eight food banks serving all 102 counties in Illinois. Member food banks work through a network of member agencies and community, corporate, and government partners. Together, we are stronger and more efficient than the sum of our parts. Working as a cohesive system is the only way we can truly solve the hunger crisis. 


Feeding Illinois' mission it to coordinate and support the efforts of member food banks serving Illinois, enabling them to better provide a healthy and adequate food supply for those in need.


Volunteers are the backbone of the food bank network. Whether you volunteer as an individual or with a group the food banks serving Illinois need your help. To learn about volunteer needs at the food bank near you visit them online.


Keep in mind that volunteer shifts fill up quickly during the holidays so be sure to put your requests in early!


"Thank you" for your interest in Feeding Illinois and our association of food banks.
Please, feel to reach out to us by phone or email any time.
FEEDING ILLINOIS Steve Ericson, Executive Director
273 Dearborn Court Geneva, IL 60134-3587 Phone 630.768.8068
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1937 E. Cook Street Springfield, Illinois 62703 217.522.4022 Service area: Adams, Bond, Brown, Cass, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jefferson, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Menard,
Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, and Shelby counties

EASTERN ILLINOIS FOODBANK http://www.eifoodbank.org/ 2405 North Shore Drive Urbana, IL 61802-7221 (217) 328-3663 Service area: Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Livingston, McLean,
Moultrie, Piatt, Vermilion, and Woodford counties
GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/ 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632 773.247.3663 Service area: Chicago and Cook County   NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD BANK http://www.SolveHungerToday.org/ 273 Dearborn Court Geneva, IL 60134 630.443.6910 Service area: Boone, Dekalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago counties   PEORIA AREA FOOD BANK http://www.peoriafoodbank.org 721 W. McBean Street Peoria, IL 61605 309.671.3906 Service area: Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties   RIVER BEND FOODBANK http://www.riverbendfoodbank.org/ 4010 Kimmel Drive Davenport, IA 52802 563.345.6490 Service area: Bureau, Carroll, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Knox, LaSalle, Lee, Marshall, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam,
Rock Island, Stark, Warren, and Whiteside counties
ST. LOUIS AREA FOODBANK http://www.stlfoodbank.org/ 70 Corporate Woods Drive St. Louis, MO 63044 314.292.6262 Service area: Calhoun, Clinton, Franklin, Jackson, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington, and Williamson counties   TRI-STATE FOOD BANK http://www.tristatefoodbank.org/ 801 E. Michigan Street Evansville, IN 47711 812.425.0775 Service area: Alexander, Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Lawrence, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Richland, Saline, Union, Wabash,
Wayne, and White counties


Feeding Illinois member food banks rely on the support of their community to combat hunger. Individuals, organizations, and businesses can play a role in strengthening their local food bank. 

To make a financial contribution to a food bank visit their website.

Interested in contributing food products or organizing a food drive? Contact your local food bank directly.

To make a food industry donation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us to help schedule pick up or delivery.

Most needed items:


Canned Fruit 

Canned Vegetables 




Macaroni and Cheese


Pasta Sauce

Peanut Butter


Shelf-Stable Milk