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Free food pantries, groceries and soup kitchens in McLean County Illinois

Non-profit food distribution centers and pantries in McLean County Illinois  are focused on helping low-income families, people with no money, seniors and others. Food banks and soup kitchens, many which are open today, give out groceries, meals, and free personal hygiene supplies. Find a food bank near you in McLean County IL.

The distribution centers do have limited resources and they try to help the lowest income and neediest among the community. Many parents with children, including single moms in the Blooming IL area, seniors, and the disabled get free canned food, dairy items, Ensure, and even dog or cat food for a pet. Or they may call a location to apply for Meals on Wheels or access a free drive thru food bank in McLean County.

Case managers and volunteers from Bloomington Illinois and other towns also provide other support. This can include referrals to government programs like SNAP food stamps, surplus government commodities including cheese or dairy, eggs and free Christmas or Thanksgiving food baskets. If you are struggling do not hesitate to contact a non-profit pantry or look into the government commodity food program.

Places for free food or a meal in the Bloomington IL area

Apostolic Pentecostal Church
2810 Tractor Lane, Bloomington, Illinois 61704. Call (309) 829-3936
May have free food, groceries, and other support for McLean County families. Special holiday and Christmas assistance and meals may be served as well to the low-income and working poor. Get Cereal (Hot & Cold), hygiene supplies like soap or detergency, baby formula and other stuff.

City of Refuge Ministries - APC Food Pantry
Address is 1313 W Taylor St, Bloomington, IL 61701. Call (309) 827-4223
This non-profit can provide non-perishable food items. The goods are made available to those in need of help. Examples of food provided includes canned and dry foods. Additional assistance may be provided to those who qualify when funds and donations are available to those who qualify.




Home Sweet Home Ministries, Billy Shelper Center
Main location is 303 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, Illinois 61701. Call (309) 828-7356 for hours.
May be able to help families regardless of income. Special focus may be offered for children and senior citizens in McLean County.

Living Word Ministries - Reconcile Church.
Location is 411 E. Mullberry, Bloomington, IL 61701, Call (309) 750-0246 or 309-829-3353
This organization offers residents access to a food pantry once a month. Emergency groceries may be passed out as well.

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church
The Food Pantry is located at 801 W Market St, Bloomington, IL 61701. Call (309) 828-2571
There is a drive thru pantry as well as soup kitchen, including for a free breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Normal First United Methodist Church
Address: 211 N School St, Normal, IL 61761. For details, call (309) 452-2096

Ministry & More, Inc.
Address: 1107 W. Empire, Bloomington, Illinois 61701. Call (309) 823-9804
This site distributes non-perishable canned foods including frozen food and personal grooming supplies. On occasion, free clothing and toys for children may be offered.

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market Street, Bloomington, IL 61701. Call (309) 828-2571
Clients are single parents and the working poor. Staff also have details on USDA commodities and SNAP food stamps.

Salvation Army Community Center, Bloomington Corps Social Service Center
611 W. Washington Street, Bloomington, IL 61701. Phone (309) 829-9476
Various emergency assistance and social serves may be offered. It includes a free food pantry, clothing closet, Christmas and Thanksgiving assistance, and maybe even funds for paying rent or energy bills. Turkeys, hams, and meals may be served around the holidays as well. Get more details on Salvation Army assistance in McLean County IL.





St. Vincent DePaul Society - Holy Trinity Parish Center
705 N Roosevelt Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701.Call (309) 829-9611
A free food pantry/bank is open to the public.  Each qualified family coming into the pantry receives meat, a bag of groceries, bread, produce, fruits, and toiletry/cleaning items. In addition, household items, Bibles, books, clothing, and toys are all available.

Temba Food Pantry
14940 Old Colonial Road, Bloomington, Illinois 61704. Call (309) 827-2009

Union Missionary Baptist Church
509 W. Jackson Street, Bloomington, IL 61701. Main phone number is (309) 828-1162
A special service is Meals on Wheels for the homebound in McLean County. There may also be fruits, vegetables, dairy items, and more provided.

God's Food Pantry, Veterans Assistance Commission - McLean County
Location is 200 W. Front Street, Bloomington, IL 61701. Phone (309) 888-5140Food banks McLean County IL

Western Avenue Community Center
600 N. Western Avenue, Bloomington, Illinois 61701. Main number is (309) 829-4807
The charity serves McLean County area, and is willing to help families and individuals in need. They distribute food to the low-income, people with no money and single mothers among others.

First United Church
Address of pantry is 406 W. Seventh Street, Gridley, IL 61744. Call (309) 747-2299
This center assists Gridley Illinois residents only. The pantry has free food such as Dried Beans, rice, pasta, peanut butter and jelly and other programs.

United Church of Heyworth
Food bank address is 302 E. Main Street, Heyworth, IL 61745. Call (309) 473-2223
May have bags of groceries and canned goods.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 701 E. Oakland Ave., Bloomington, Illinois 61701. Dial 309-829-6645
Free boxes of food, pasta, milk, and baby formula is available in McLean County. There may also be Christmas or Thanksgiving meals, clothing from a thrift store, and baby supplies.




Carlock Christian Church
310 E Washington Rd, Carlock, IL 61725. Call (309) 376-2081

Catholic Charities Bloomington
Food bank/soup kitchen address: 705 N Main, Bloomington - Peoria, IL 61701. Phone - (309) 829-6307
The church has many social services. There is financial aid, shelter, and food for single moms and kids. Staff also provide applications to SNAP food stamps, school supplies, and other anti-poverty programs. They also provide free food, meals and support to people in McLean County IL.

LeRoy Christian Church
603 S East St, Le Roy, IL 61752. Phone: (309) 962-6491

Center for Hope Outreach Programs
Address - 1308 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61701. Phone: (309) 808-3742
This center may offer referrals, assistance for basic needs, and boxes or bags of food. Many different items may be passed out.

College Avenue Baptist Church
1320 E. College Avenue, Normal, Illinois 61761. Telephone number is (309) 452-3359

Eastview Christian Church
Location is 1500 Airport Rd, Normal, IL 61761. Phone: (309) 451-5000
The very low income and homeless may receive a box of food. Students and teenagers may also receive a snack or meal when school is out of session.

Saybrook Christian Church
104 N Washington St, Saybrook, IL. Call (309) 475-6491

Helping Hands Community Center
Location is 105 W. Boundary, Stanford, Illinois 61774. Telephone number is (309) 379-2119
The pantry is for Allin Township and Stanford residents. Food and emergency services are offered too




Additional food assistance in McLean County IL

For referrals to other pantries, soup kitchens or special meal programs for seniors or the disabled, dial 217.328.3663. Or learn about Eastern IL Feeding America. Residents can also get applications to Commodity Supplemental Food, free lunches for children, and much more.


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