Champaign-Urbana Area Directory

CHAMPAIGN IL                       

The Center for Women in Transition     www.cuhomeless.com

508 E. Church Street, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact PersonKatie Sissors  (217) 352-7151    ksissors@cwt-cu.org

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.

Champaign Church of the Brethern Food Pantry

1210 N. Neil, Champaign.IL 61820

Contact Person:  Dawn Blackman    (217) 390-8911    motherlands@sbcglobal.net

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.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen   www.dailybreadsoupkitchen.com

124 W White, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact Person: Stephanie Bennett  (217) 352-5065  (217) 377-4776 cell katie983@aol.com    or dbsoupkitchen@gmail.com

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.

Grace Lutheran Food Pantry

313 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact Person: Karen Krusa  (217) 239-5145   d.krusa@comcast.net

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.

Restoration Urban Ministries       http://restorationurbanministries.net

1213 Parkland Court, Champaign   IL 61821

Contact Person:  Kasimir R Faber   (217) 355-2662   Cell (630) 201-6665  kasfab@hotmail.com

Donations of Home-grown  Produce and Fruit      

Accepted10 am-3 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thurday and Friday.  Please call to let them know you are coming. The food pantry entrance is a large white door at the rear of their office.

Food is distributed: 10 am – 1pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to approximately 550 families (2000 people) per month. Several special giveaways are sponsored throughout the year.  Recipients must reside in Champaign County and have I.D. or valid mail to show proof.

Other ways to help: Restoration Urban Ministries is always glad to get volunteers. Many opportunities exist for people to donate time (Food Pantry, Resident Area, Sanctuary, Garden, etc) and skills (computers, office work, maintenance,etc). For more information, contact Ryan Butts, Volunteer Coordinator. She can be reached using the office number (217) 355-2662, ext 1002.

Additional Information: The food pantry now has a large cooler to help stretch shelf life of produce, allowing more produce to be stored and given out with our food boxes. Director Faber said that the opportunity to receive fresh produce from home gardeners, “is a God send to us.”

Salt and Light Ministry Food Pantry  http://www.saltandlightministry.org/services.html

1512 W. Anthony Drive, Champaign IL  61802

Contact Person(s): Josh, Robbie, Michelle or Nathan  josh@saltandlightministry.org  (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-5:00pm on Tuesday and 9:00am-12:00pm on Wednesday.  During the summer, bring donations to the East side overhead door; it’s almost always open. Otherwise take them to the South door or the Front of the building.

Food is Distributed: 1:00-5:00 pm each Wednesday to approximately 360-400 families meeting standard government guidelines.

The Salvation Army

2212 N. Market Street, Champaign, IL 61824

Contact Person:  Jennifer Valade Jennifer_valade@usc.salvationarmy.org  (217)-373-5014, x 11

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.

Additional Information: The emergency shelter is open 24/7.

Other Ways to Help: Volunteers are always welcomed.

TIMES Center- Soup Kitchen 

70 E. Washington, Champaign, IL 61820

Contact Person: Jenn Omer-Knierim  (217) 398 7785   jomer@communityelements.org

Donations of Home-Grown:   Produce, Fruits and Berries 

Accepted: 8am – 7pm Monday thru Sunday at the front counter of TIMES Center.

Meals are served: Monday thru Sunday 12-12:30pm  and  6pm to 6:30pm to approximately 800-900 people each week.

Other ways to help: Volunteers to help serve meals would be greatly appreciated from 11:40am to 12:30p and 5:40p to 6:30pm daily. Please call Jenn for more information.

The Vineyard Food Pantry

922 W Bradley, Champaign, IL   61821

Contact: Paula Barickman, paulabarickman@gmail.com  (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.

Additional Information: The Vineyard Pantry will be closed from September 15-October 18, so will not be accepting produce during this time.

MAHOMET IL

Mahomet Helping Hands      http://www.mumc.org/mahometHelpingHandsMinistry.html

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: http://www.mumc.org/mahometHelpingHandsMinistry.html


OGDEN IL

Ogden Council of Churches Food Pantry

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       slvickers6542@comcast.net

Gerri Esworthy  (217) 582-2465 or (217) 493-2582    jerrieswrthy@aol.com

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.

RANTOUL IL

Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County  

520 E. Wabash Ave Suite 1, Rantoul Illinois 61866

Contact Person:  Karen  (217) 893-1530    kskelly@conxxus.com

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 IL

Sadorus Community Food Pantry 

Sadorus Village Hall, Market St., Sadorus IL 61872

Contact Person: Diana Bradley (217) 377-9762 edtera@aol.com

Donations of Home-grown:  Produce, Fruit and Berries    

Accepted:  9 am – 5 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.

URBANA IL 

Eastern Illinois Food Bank           www.eifoodbank.org

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     ellen.abell@comcast.net

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.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry                 www.wesleypantry.org

1203 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

Contact Person:  Donna Camp   dcamp@wesleypantry.org  (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, Donna Camp, to speak about the pantry at social gathering and meetings.

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© 2014 Lisa R. Braddock. All Rights Reserved.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Debbie on September 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    thank you so much for pulling all of this together! Saw your page in the Common Ground Food Co-Op newsletter :)

    Reply

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