Central Illinois Foodbank- The Blog

Central Illinois Foodbank, established in 1982, distributes over 8 million pounds of food annually to over 150 food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs and after-school programs in a 21 county region. Central Illinois Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization. The mission of the Foodbank is to collect donated food and grocery items from growers, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers and retailers for distribution to charitable agencies serving people in need.
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Last week I had the opportunity to visit the community gardens in Quincy, IL.

Just think: if we had all of our farmers market sellers donate their product that won’t make it to next market, we had people with home gardens donating their extra, and community gardens that produced for local food pantries- just imagine how much fresh food we’d have for our hungry families!

Fresh, nutritious food that may be too expensive for families at the grocery store.

Food grown by community members with helping others in mind.

Food with a purpose.