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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Bloomington IL

Midwest Food Bank - Bloomington Division
Bloomington, IL 61701
Details: As a faith based organization it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to alleviate hunger and poverty by gathering and distributing food donations to not-for-profits and disaster sites without cost to the recipients. Our location serves the eastern 2/3 of Illinois assisting over 235 agencies in 39 counties. Each month these agencies drive to Bloomington to pick up their food and personal care products to redistribute to their clients. These agencies serve over 135,000 individuals each month.
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Food Pantry
Bloomington, IL 61701
Temba (Hope) Food Pantry
Bloomington, IL 61705
Details: Temba Food Pantry, a member pantry of the Center For Hope Food Pantry Network, applies biblically based principles to help families and individuals break and avoid cycles of poverty through food distribution, education, and referral networking. The Temba Food Pantry gets its name from the Zulu word meaning hope (themba). Temba offers hope to countless families in the Mclean County area who face food insecurity.Temba Food Pantry is open to walk-ins every Thursday from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm. Applicants will receive a wide variety of perishable and non-perishable items from each of the major food groups. Toiletries and household supplies are distributed as available.
The Salvation Army Bloomington
Bloomington, IL 61701
Details: Food Pantry 1pm-4pm Monday-Thurs. Every thirty (30) days McLean County Residents may access The Food Pantry, you need a photo I.D. and a current piece of mail 30-60 days posted. Income guidelines are set by The State of Illinois EFP (Emergency Food Program) which is based on 185% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
Western Avenue Community Center Food Pantry
Bloomington, IL 61701
Details: The Western Avenue Community Center Food Pantry has truly evolved over the years. Back in the '80's, a gray metal shelf was housed in a small office that was sparsely stocked with can goods from employees and small donations, distributed informally as a need arose. Today, the Food Pantry occupies a large area in the gym, as it serves over 300 families each month. Along with monthly food distribution, participants receive encouragement, a kind word and a smile. Quite often, our Food Pantry Coordinator may even share a word of prayer upon request. Thanks to the generous donations from Midwest Food Bank, Peoria Area Food Bank, Second Presbyterian Church, United Way of McLean County, local churches, organizations, business and numerous community food drives, the WACC Food Pantry continues to function as a spiritual outreach for those who hunger for food and hope. Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 - 3:00 PM. Participants may come once a month. For proof of head of household, one of the following must be presented: Utility bill; Rent receipt; Rental contract. At each visit, they must bring a picture ID and a reusable grocery bag (available at most grocery stores for $1)