Farm to Food Bank Program
The Farm to Food Bank Program seeks to connect food banks with farms to purchase products like fruits, vegetables, cheese, milk, meat, and eggs directly from farmers. This is a unique opportunity to identify and build a long-term market and infrastructure for Illinois farmers and Illinois food banks.Learn More
Feeding Illinois coordinates and supports the collective, collaborative efforts of its member food banks and a diverse network of community partners and programs in providing equitable access to a healthy, adequate supply of food for all Illinois neighbors in need.
Feeding Illinois is the association of eight Feeding America food banks that serve Illinois. Together, we provide food and other services to every county in Illinois through a vast network of member agencies and specialized feeding programs. One out of 12 Illinois residents, including 1 in 9 children, struggle with hunger - which is startling and avoidable; and Feeding Illinois members play a critical role in responding to this need.
Feeding Illinois believes all Illinois residents deserve equitable access to nutritious, culturally familiar foods. This includes the belief that foods be locally sourced as much as possible, and most foods can fit into a balanced lifestyle of every resident with their right to choose and have access to nutritious foods that meet the needs of their household. Feeding Illinois acknowledges the central role nutrition education plays in supporting a variety of food preferences across the lifespan. To this end, Feeding Illinois will pursue efforts and partnerships that exemplify this philosophy, looking for opportunities to elevate and advance nutrition-related efforts across the Feeding Illinois network and state.Learn MoreFood Banks
Volunteer your Time and Talents
It doesn’t take a big commitment to make a big impact. Together, with millions of other food bank volunteers, your time makes a difference in the lives of your neighbors struggling with hunger. Help the Feeding Illinois network get food in the hands of those who need it most.
Donate to Help Your Illinois Neighbors
Our Illinois food bank network has seen an unprecedented rise in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn. With hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans unemployed and many facing food insecurity for the very first time, the demand for food assistance is unprecedented.
With the support of our generous partners, the Feeding Illinois network is meeting the needs of families across the state helping them build a brighter future.