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.




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Fighting Hunger

In 2011, the Feeding Illinois food bank network:

  • Distributed 120 million pounds of food through a network of 2,000 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

  • Served an estimated 1.4 million people in Illinois in 2011- a staggering 61% increase since the recession began.

  • Helped more than 2,600 people apply for SNAP benefits, bringing in an estimated $5.6 million in federal assistance.

  • Provided 2.9 million meals to children through after-school or summer programs, back-pack programs and Kids Cafes.

  • Participated in the creation of a statewide Commission to End Hunger that will create a two-year plan to address hunger in Illinois.