Warehouse Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7am - 4:00pm
Friday: 7 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

EIF Facts

  • Eastern Illinois Foodbank serves an 18-county area in Eastern Illinois covering just over 14,500 square miles.
  • At any given time, more than 134,000 people in eastern Illinois face food insecurity.
  • Since 2019, child food insecurity in eastern Illinois has risen by nearly 40%. 1 in 6 children in our community currently experience hunger.
  • The Foodbank does not directly serve clients. We provide food to agencies like food pantries, soup kitchens, snack programs, and shelters who serve our neighbors.
  • In the past year, the Eastern Illinois Foodbank provided 10.8 million pounds of food—including 2.5 million pounds of produce—to more than 170 agencies and programs feeding our neighbors facing hunger. 
  • Through our network of pantries alone, EIF distributed food to more than 1.5 million people last year.
  • Last year EIF provided 490,000 lbs of food through 76 Foodmobiles in rural and underserved areas.
  • Through partners like Feeding Our Kids and Food 4 Kids, last year 69,000 backpacks of food were distributed to schoolchildren to combat weekend hunger.
  • More than 56,000 students and their families were provided food through our School Market program last year. 
  • Our volunteers repacked 360,000 pounds of food last year, and distributed more than 408,000 meals through Foodmobiles.
  • Our fleet of trucks traveled more than 176,000 miles last year, delivering food and picking up donated product.
  • Every donation to Eastern Illinois Foodbank can have a huge impact! Each $1 donated provides enough food to feed one of our neighbors for a day.
  • The Foodbank is an affiliate member of Feeding America; with its national network of food banks numbering over 200, Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger relief organization.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the holidays are not a time of great need for food relief agencies. In fact, summertime is generally a time of highest demand, because children are out of school and there are increased financial pressures on parents.