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Free food banks, groceries and pantries Champaign County.

Find food banks as well as food pantries that help low-income families, seniors, and people with no money in Champaign County. Anywhere from a few days worth of free groceries, personal toiletries, a hot meal, pet or dog food or more can be given out to families in need. Locate a free food pantry near you in Champaign County.

The short term, emergency assistance given out today is usually combined with other long term support. Case managers from the non-profits that operate the centers can also refer families to SNAP food stamps or an EBT card, vouchers for baby formula from WIC, and more. Or locate Meals on Wheels for the disabled or seniors as well as a drive thru food bank open today in Urbana or Champaign IL. Or locate SNAP requirements in Illinois.

The resources at a food pantry is usually limited. They may only allow monthly or quarterly visits, so the terms and conditions vary by each location. However, in a crisis, the Champaign Illinois food bank locations will try to help anyone that needs it and not turn anyone away. Whether it is a free hot meal at a holiday (including Christmas or Thanksgiving) or box of groceries, the primary locations are below.

Places for free food in Champaign and Urbana Illinois

Grace Lutheran Church
Address: 313 S. Prospect Avenue, Champaign, Illinois 61820. Main telephone - (217) 356-6232

Newman Shares
A free Food Distribution Center is at 604 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL 61820. Phone: (217) 344-1266 or (217) 255-6629

This free food pantry is only for students that are in either at Parkland College or the University of Illinois. It is inside Newman Hall. Get fresh produce or fruits, shelf stable groceries, low sodium food and more.

Restoration Urban Ministries
1213 Parkland Court, Champaign, IL 61821. Dial (217) 355-2662




Salvation Army of Champaign County
Location - 502 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820. Phone - (217) 373-7832
A food bank is available one time per month. Case managers can also help families find prescription vouchers, apply for rent help or food stamps and more. Get groceries, baby formula, Ensure for the elderly and other help. The non-profit also services Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and passes out birthday or gifts. Find emergency help from Champaign Salvation Army.

Holy Cross Catholic Church
405 W. Clark Street, Champaign, IL 61820. Phone - (217) 352-8748
Volunteers from the church help the working poor. Senior citizens in Champaign County may also sign up for Meals on Wheels / home delivery.

University Place Christian Church - Open Door Program
403 S. Wright Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820. Call (217) 352-5118

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
Location is 116 N 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820. Call (217) 607-1418
There are free hot meals to people in need, including the homeless and unemployed. Get a lunch, dinner, or breakfast, including at the holidays.

University Place Christian Church
Main address: 403 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820. Call (217) 352-5118
A food bank and sometimes drive thru pantry are on site. Get food such as rice, pasta, canned fruit or meat, spam and more for families. Some free hygiene supplies like toilet paper, soap and more are offered too.

Wesley Food Pantry at Parkland College
1203 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, Champaign, IL 61822. Call (217) 344-1120
Students, teachers, and children can get emergency, free food.





Mahomet Helping Hands
Address - 203 E. Adams Street, Mahomet, Illinois 61853. Phone: (217) 586-3392
Both clothing as well as free food, such as canned goods, fruits, and vegetables may be offered one day per month.

Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County
Address - 520 E. Wabash Avenue, Rantoul, IL 61866. For information/application, dial (217) 893-1530
Emergency food (fruits, baby formula, non-perishable) as well as applications to SNAP food stamps are offered. They give out free boxes of groceries to the low-income in Champaign County including items such as rice, cereal, tuna and more.

Sadorus Community Food Pantry
115 E Market St, Sadorus, IL 61872. Phone: (217) 377-9762

Cultivadores Latino Center - Urbana Office
2502 S. Race Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Call (217) 344-5455
While a focus of the programs are on feeding Latinos and immigrants, other low income residents can get free food from the pantry. There is also transportation, information on government hunger prevention programs, and more.

Food banks in Champaign County ILFaith United Methodist Church
Location of a food bank is at 1719 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820. Phone: (217) 359-3631

Hope Center
Food Bank address: 1802 N Lincoln Ave #1023, Urbana, IL 61801. Call (217) 607-5654
Based on donations from the community, there are shelf stable groceries as well as free holiday food baskets, including at Christmas or Thanksgiving.

St Luke C.M.E. Church
Main Address: 809 N 5th St, Champaign, IL 61820. Call (217) 356-4922

St. Patrick's Church Parish Office
Address - 708 W. Main Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Telephone: (217) 367-2665
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are also served to the working poor. There is free food for immigrants, single moms or dads, and the homeless among others. Some cat or dog food may also be provided as resources allow.

Stone Creek Church
2502 S. Race Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Call (217) 344-5455
There is a food bank for the poor, unemployed, homeless and families in need.

Vineyard Food Pantry
1802 N. Lincoln Avenue Hope Center, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Call (217) 384-3076
Groceries, hot meals, Thanksgiving holiday baskets, and a snack pack programs is for children from low income families.







Wesley Evening Food Pantry
Address: 1203 W. Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Main phone - (217) 344-1120
The pantry has breads, meat, produce, and also non-perishable food.

Additional food assistance near you in Champaign County

For more information on other pantries near you in Champaign dial 217.522.4022. Families can also learn about other places to get food, whether it is a government programs such as SNAP food stamps, surplus USDA commodities, Feeding America in Champaign County or school meals for children.


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