Eastern Illinois Foodbank
2405 North Shore Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone (217) 328-3663

Hunger in Eastern Illinois

The face of hunger is universal. Hunger affects people of all ages and races and exsists in all communities.  View Feeding America's interactive map showing food insecurity rates and find out how many meals are missing from the tables of hungry families in your community.

Read the 2013 Report on Illinois Poverty from Heartland Alliance. Highlights include: 

  • 33% of Illinoisans are in poverty or near it
  • 22% of Illinois children are living in poverty
  • 7% of Illinoisans live in extreme poverty (below half of the poverty line)

Get localized poverty fact sheets from Heartland Alliance.

Did you know that 49 million Americans, including more than 17 million children, don't have enough to eat? Learn more about poverty and food insecurity from Feeding America.