latest nhpb_banner 1__compressed






Help Near Me

Immediate Financial Assistance

Rental Assistance

Free Food Pantries

Utility Bill Help

Free Stuff

Work From Home Jobs

Public and Government Assistance

Disability Benefits

Section 8 Housing and Apartments

Senior Help

Free Money

Free Grants

Free Clothes

Charity Assistance

Church Assistance

Community Action Agency

Free Job Training

Help with Medical Bills

Free Healthcare

Free Dental Clinics

Car Payment Assistance

Debt Relief

How to Save Money

Search the Website

Free food banks, groceries and pantries in Kankakee County.

The Kankakee County region is supported by a number of free food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency food banks near you. The organizations, most of which are run by non-profits or charities, work to feed the working poor, seniors, and vulnerable. They provide free or low cost food each day, personal hygiene supplies, help at Christmas, clothes (when available), hygiene supplies and other support. Many charities also operate soup kitchens for free hot meals, including at lunch or dinner.

Each organization will recommend that people call before stopping by. Find a referral number at the bottom of the page as well. The pantries are open limited hours and may run out of supplies. Also, the type of assistance provided will vary. While almost all of the Kankakee County centers have food, groceries, or items such as baby formula, only a few have other basic needs such as the following.

  • A food bank may also have free winter clothing for kids or work attire.
  • There may be holiday meals or gifts as well as free Christmas toys.
  • Seasonal aid may be Thanksgiving turkeys, food baskets, and more. Or Christmas food baskets are passed out too.
  • The homebound can get free Meals on Wheels services.

Locations of non-profit pantries

Center of Hope
395 N Schuyler Ave
Kankakee Illinois, 60901
Phone: 815-937-4277
The food bank hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Groceries, canned meat, fruits, baby formula and more is provided in Kankakee County.

Asbury United Methodist Church
Address: 196 S Harrison Ave
Kankakee Illinois, 60901
Dial 815-933-4408




Salvation Army Kankakee
148 N Harrison Avenue, PO Box 1764
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Main phone 815-933-8421
A hot soup kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner to the homeless and poor. There are also Christmas gifts from the Angel Tree program, applications to food stamps, a thrift store, and emergency financial aid.

Wesley United Methodist Church
500 North Cleveland
Bradley, IL 60915
Phone: (815) 933-7932
The charity is only open from Sunday 2-4PM.

Kankakee County Community Service
Address is 657 E Court Street
Kankakee Illinois 60901
Phone: 815-933-7883
Low income families can apply for Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). There is also a Meals on Wheels and congregate meals for seniors, grants or furnace repair programs, and applications to WIC vouchers. Other aid is also provided by the community action agency.

St. Vincent de Paul at St Teresa thrift store and pantry
Location is 361 N St Joseph Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 932-2203
Furniture, blankets, work clothing and school supplies, and other services are available, including food. Free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals, shelter, and toys are other assistance programs offered.

Faith Baptist Church
1280 Armour Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
For hours on the pantry, dial 815-933-9400.
Free, emergency food is normally passed out on Monday.

Manteno Food Pantry
205 N. Locust (Rt.50), PO Box 744
Manteno IL 60950
Telephone - 815-468-6818
The location may have an article of clothing as well as box of food. It is a faith based charity to help the poor and vulnerable.





DHS Family Community Resource Center
285 N Schuyler Ave
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: (815) 939-4545

The government office may have financial aid as well as benefits for the working poor in the county. They also help clients with WIC applications or applying to food stamps. Find more details on public assistance benefits in Illinois.

Lord Lambs Ministry
Address - 3400 S Main St.
Hopkins Park Illinois 60954
Phone: 815-944-5043
The Kankakee County food bank and clothing closet is only open on Saturday from 11:00:00 AM- 1:00:00. There may also be soup, razors, and other hygiene goods.

Additional free food programs in you in Kankakee County

Many other food banks and soup kitchens serve the less fortunate in Kankakee County. Dial 630.443.6910. Learn about, and apply, for help, including USDA food stamps, Meals on Wheels, and more.

By Jon McNamara














Contact Us

About Us

Financial Literacy Blog

Privacy policy

Visit Facebook page

Search Site