Warehouse Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7am - 3:00pm
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.
  • Per Feeding America projections, due to the pandemic, 1 in 7 people in eastern Illinois struggles with food insecurity, including 1 in 5 children.
  • The Foodbank does not directly serve clients. We provide food to agencies like food pantries, soup kitchens, snack programs, and shelters who serve the hungry.
  • In the past year, the Eastern Illinois Foodbank provided 11.5 million pounds of food – including 2.5 million pounds of produce - to more than 160 agencies and programs feeding the hungry. That's the equivalent of 9.5 million meals for our neighbors in need.
  • Through agencies and programs, Eastern Illinois Foodbank supplied food to more than 58,000 people a month last year.
  • Last year EIF provided 639,000 lbs of food through 53 Foodmobiles in rural and under-served areas.
  • Through partners like Feeding Our Kids and Food 4  Kids, last year 58,000 backpacks of food were distributed to schoolchildren to combat weekend hunger.
  • 4,600 students were provided food through our School Food Pantry Program last year. 
  • We distributed 29,000 lbs of food at VFW Post 630.
  • 44 retailers donated nearly 2.5 millions meals through our Retailers Against Hunger program last year.
  • 2,100 volunteers donated nearly 11,500 hours of their time and repacked 122,625 lbs of food.
  • We've recycled over 48 tons of cardboard which generated the equivalent of 3,700 meals last year.
  • Our fleet of 6 trucks traveled 180,000 miles last year, delivering food and picking up donated product.
  • 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.
  • Every dollar donated to the Foodbank provides someone in need with $10 worth of donated food, so financial donations are very important. Furthermore, every $1 donated = 5 meals for families.