Food Assistance

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  • Sunnyside Community Garden & Food Forest - 309-662-4477
    West end of Illinois Street/Northwest corner of Sunnyside Park, Bloomington, IL
    Sunnyside Community Garden & Food Forest has started planting its garden.
    We are in need of:
    Donations for the garden
    Volunteers times: Monday/Friday/Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and starting in June, Wednesdays from      5:oo p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for the Free Market. Come at your own time. Social distancing protocols will be in place; it's a big place and easy to do.

    First Free Market starts Wednesday,  June 3 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We will have vegetables and some fruits to give out, plus food from the Beacon of Hope.


  • Salvation Army – 309-829-9476
    611 W Washington Street, Bloomington, IL
    Food Pantry, Monday, 1:00 -4:00 p.m.

    Current McLean County residents
    Please bring a Photo ID and current piece of mail

  •  Society of St. Vincent De Paul-Holy Trinity Conference  – 309-829-9611
    Access on the 300 block of W. Chestnut Street 
    Food Pantry, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    No residency restrictions

  • Home Sweet Home Ministries – 309-828-7356
    301 E. Oakland Street, Bloomington, IL
         Food Boxes, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    303 E. Oakland Street, Bloomington, IL
         Sack Lunch/Dinner, 7 Days a Week, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

  • Women, Infant and Children (WIC) - 309-888-5457
    200 W Front Street, Bloomington, IL
    Usual services are still available, but people are asked to call ahead as some services can be completed by phone or through curbside pickup.

  • Connect Transit – 309-828-9833
    Information on Transportation and Student Lunch Options

  • Eastview Food Pantry
    401 Union Street, Bloomington, IL
    Pre-Packaged Bags, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Bring Photo ID

  • Eastern Illinois Food Bank – 217-328-3663
    Does not serve the public directly but provides access and information to agencies in the community

  • Apostolic Pentecostal Church Food Pantry - 309-829-3936
    Open from 10-11:30 a.m. every Saturday

  • Boys & Girls Club - 309-829-3034
    1615 Illinois Street, Bloomington, IL
    Meals, Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. (while supplies last)
         1615 Illinois Street
         Miller Park
         Orlando &Northbrook, Normal
         Tony's Diner, Tracey Drive
    Monthly Food Box, 3rd Friday of the Month, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (while supplies last)
         1615 Illinois Street


  • Western Avenue Community Center - 309-829-4807
    600 N. Western Avenue, Bloomington, IL
    Meals, Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - 309-828-2571
    801 W. Market Street, Bloomington, IL
    Food Pantry, Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Ministry & More - 309-823-9804
    1107 W. Empire Street, Bloomington, IL
    Wednesday/Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Please call ahead and leave a message to make an appointment; Curbside Pickup.

    DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is designed to provide timely information on various services offered. Nothing herein guarantees said services will be available and all services are subject to change. This is not a comprehensive list of all services that might be offered. In addition, nothing herein shall be considered legal advice or formal guidance by the City.