Champaign-Urbana Area Directory

CHAMPAIGN IL                       


508 E. Church Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact PersonKatie Sissors  (217) 352-7151

Donations of Home-Grown: Produce, Fruit, Berries and/or Herbs

Accepted: Monday-Friday between 8 am-5pm.         This is not a public food pantry, but rather for clients, who are homeless women and their children. Approximately 18 families per month are served. Fresh food would be greatly appreciated.



1210 N. Neil, Champaign.IL 61820

Contact Person:  Dawn Blackman    (217) 390-8911

Donations of Home-Grown:  Produce, Fruit, Berries and/or Herbs;  please separate by type.

Accepted:   Monday-Friday between 10 am – 6 pm, but call Dawn first to make appointment.

Food is Distributed: By appointment on Thursday, and 4-6p on Friday. Referrals are needed to receive      7 days of food. Walk-ins are served on a call first basis for slots on Thursday and Friday 4-6 pick up.

Other Ways to Help:  More volunteers would make it possible to do more food drop offs at the Senior housing centers that they serve.


*Updated July 2016*


124 W White, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact Person: Stephanie Bennett  (217) 352-5065  (217) 377-4776 cell    or

Donations of Home-Grown:   Produce, Fruit, Berries and/or Herbs

Accepted:  9 am – 1 pm, Monday through Friday.

Meals are Served: 11:00a – 12:30p, Monday through Friday. Approximately 200 hot meals and 200 sack lunches are shared per day. Open to everyone.

Other Ways to Help: Volunteers are needed to help prepare and distribute meals, and for clean-up. People are also needed to pick up food at odd or late hours. For more information, contact Clare Haussermann, Volunteer Coordinator, at (217) 359-8500.

Additional Information:  The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is an all-volunteer organization.  The mission of Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is to feed the hungry of our community regardless of race, religion or ethnicity and to provide a safe, respectful, and inviting environment in an atmosphere of hope and dignity.



313 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact Person: Karen Krusa  (217) 239-5145

Donations of Home-Grown:   Produce, Fruit, Berries and/or Herbs

Accepted: Thursday mornings 9:00-9:30am. Contact Karen to make other arrangements.

Food is distributed: every Thursday between 10:00 am-12 noon to those meeting Eastern Illinois Food bank income requirements. Approximately 50-75 families are served each week.

Other ways to help: Food drives are always very helpful. Interested groups please call Karen.

Additional Information: The Grace Lutheran Food Pantry has been a very vital ministry for their congregation for over 25 years and has more than 45 volunteers.


*Updated July 2016*


1512 W. Anthony Drive, Champaign IL  61802

Contact Person:   Mike, Director of Operations

(217) 355-5654

Donations of Home-Grown:  Produce, Fruits, Berries and Herbs Note: They cannot repackage smaller produce, so bringing items in baggies would be ideal. They are able to repackage larger produce.

Accepted:  9:00am-8:00pm Monday through Saturday

Food is distributed through the Food Co-Op. Salt & Light’s food co-op is a membership–based food cooperative providing individuals the opportunity to use their skills, talents, gifts, and abilities to provide food for themselves and their families. The co-op serves families and individuals struggling with chronic food insecurity. With the co-op model, participants choose the foods they want to eat, much like shopping in a grocery store.

 The co-op is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to shop. For those who are unable to use financial resources, co-op credit can be earned by working at any local nonprofit in the community. Each participant can earn up to $165 each month to spend in the co-op. Details about the Food Co-Op and co-op credit are available on the webpage.


*Updated July 2016*


2212 N. Market Street, Champaign, IL 61824

Contact Person:  Robin Mathis    (217)-373-7832, x 22

Donations of Home-Grown: Produce, fruit, berries and/or herbs. Prefers boxes/containers they can keep but will wash out and have your container available for return if necessary.

Accepted:   7 days a week

Food is Distributed:    9:00am-4:00pm Monday; 9:00am-6:00pm Tuesday-Friday; 9:00am-noon Saturday to approximately 700 families. Verification of current address is the requirement for receiving food.

Other Ways to Help: Volunteers are always welcomed.




922 W Bradley, Champaign, IL   61821

Contact: Paula Barickman,  (217) 384-3076

Donations of Home-Grown: Produce, Fruit, Berries and/or Herbs

Accepted: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00am and 4:00-5:00pm

Food is Distributed: Wednesdays, 10:00am-12 noon and 5:00-6:00pm.




203 East Adams Street, Mahomet, IL 61853

Contact PersonAnn Paul (217) 586-3392

Donations of Home-Grown: Produce, fruit and/or berries

Accepted: *1:00p-1:30p on the Friday before the THIRD SATURDAY of each month.

Food is Distributed: 9:00-11:30 am on the THIRD SATURDAY of every month to residents within the Mahomet-Seymour School District. Approximately 75 families receive food each month. Eligibility is based on income guidelines from the IL Dept. of Human Services.

Other Ways to Help: Volunteers to help patrons carry out their groceries on distribution day would be appreciated.

Additional Information: Mahomet Helping Hands is a community-wide initiative made up by local civic organizations, churches and individuals. The United Methodist Church’s website includes more information about Mahomet Helping Hands as well as how their congregation can support MHH in its mission:




105 W Main St, Ogden IL 61859   Serving Homer, Royal, Ogden, Flatville & Penfield

Contact Person(s):

Sonja Lee Vickers  (217) 582-2456 or (217) 898-5186 cell

Gerri Esworthy  (217) 582-2465 or (217) 493-2582

Donations of Home-grown: Produce, Fruit, Berries and Herbs  

Accepted: The Thursday and Friday right before the THIRD Saturday of the month. Please call Sonja or Gerri to meet them.

Food is distributed on the 3rd Saturday of each month between 9-10 am to between 8 and 19 families. Recipients must be at 150% of poverty level.




520 E. Wabash Ave Suite 1, Rantoul Illinois 61866

Contact Person:  Karen  (217) 893-1530

Donations of Home-grown:  Produce, Fruit, Berries and Herbs  

Accepted:  8:45am-4:30pm; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please knock on the east side door (under the awning) and someone will receive your donation.

Food is distributed: Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to persons with ID and proof of address.

Other ways to help: Volunteers are always welcomed.

Additional Information: A private, not for profit social service agency located in Rantoul, Il providing mental health, social and welfare services to residents of northern Champaign County. Their mission is to assist residents of northern Champaign County to improve their social conditions and to enhance their access to human services. Projects include: emergency food, transportation, prescription assistance, information and referral, youth after school programs, holiday help with toys and food and office space for other social service agencies. The food pantry serves over 500 families each month throughout the year. More information is available on CSCNCC’s Facebook page.




Sadorus Village Hall, Market St., Sadorus IL 61872

Contact Person: Diana Bradley (217) 377-9762

Donations of Home-grown:  Produce, Fruit and Berries    

Accepted:  5 pm – 6:30 pm, the Second Wednesday of the month.  Please contact Diana first and she will arrange to meet you.

Food is distributed: The Second Wednesday of each month from 5pm-6:30 pm with between 9 and 12 families receiving food. Area served is West of I-57/South of Monticello Rd/East of Seymour Rd/North of Co Line Rd.

Other ways to help: Additional volunteers would be very helpful on the day of distribution, the second Wednesday of each month, setting up and packaging the food. Please call Diana for more information.

Additional Information: The Sadorus Community Food Pantry is a project of three local churches and assists 9-12 families each month.




2405 North Shore Drive Urbana, IL 61802-7221

(217) 328-3663

Donations of Home-grown: Produce, fruit, berries and/or herbs 

Accepted: 7:00 am – 3:30pm Monday through Thursday;  7:00 am – 12:00 pm, Friday. If you need to make a donation outside these hours, please call first.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY (at St. Patrick’s Church Parish Center)

708 W. Main Street, Urbana, IL   61801

Contact Person:  Ellen Abell    Church’s #:  217-367-2665

Donations of Home-Grown:   Produce, fruit and/or berries

Accepted:   3:00-4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. They ask that growers please call first to be certain that someone will be on hand to receive the produce. It is possible to bring donations earlier in the day–just call first to schedule a time.   Produce should be brought to the Parish Center at the corner of Coler and Main Streets in Urbana (2 blocks south of the Carle Hospital Emergency entrance). The parking lot is located just north of the Parish Center. Entrance is the door facing the parking lot, but closer to the church building (the one without stairs.) Please check in with the secretary.

Food is Distributed: 4:30-5:30p, Monday through Thursday, to between 700 and 800 households per month. Recipients must be at 130% of Federal Poverty Level. ID is requested but not required.

Other Ways to Help:  To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Ellen.



1203 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

Contact Person:  Dawn Longfellow  (217) 344-1120, Church Office-ask for the food pantry

Donations of Home-Grown: Produce, Fruit, Berries and/or Herbs    

Accepted:  Same day as distribution, the third Thursday of every month. Just south of the Wesley Church is their parking lot. Come through the south door to bring in your donations. Please include a list of what and how many are in each box, sack, etc.

Items needing refrigeration: Drop off between 1:30-4 pm on the day of distribution (Thursday)

Items not needing refrigeration: May drop off the night before distribution between 6:30-8pm (Wednesday right before the third Thursday of the month).

Food is distributed from 5-7:30pm on the third Thursday of every month to approximately 800-1400 individuals per month. Recipients with an income of 200% below the poverty line qualify, but the pantry will not turn people away.

Other Ways to Help:  Folks who would like to volunteer can sign up at our website or call by phone. In addition to donations of food, monetary donations allow the purchase of food each month. Help promote the work that is being done at the Wesley Food Pantry by inviting the Director, Katie Thomas, to speak about the pantry at social gathering and meetings.


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