Our mission is to supply food and grocery products to a network of food pantries in a three county area. As He multiplied the Loaves and Fishes, we can feed the hungry in our area.
The Peoria Area Food Bank was founded.
partner agencies in Peoria, Tazewell and Mason Counties
Who We Are and How We Work
Peoria Area Food Bank was formed in 1984 to supplement the dietary and nutritional needs of low-income families living in the three surrounding counties of Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell. It provides 80 very active pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters with large quantities of food from name brand manufacturers and USDA commodities on a daily basis. We also operate two mobile food pantries in Mason County and assist eight pantries that provide backpacks to hundreds of children on the weekend. The backpacks are dispersed to qualifying children on Friday afternoon by various schools.
The Food Bank is also a Partner Distribution Organization with Eastern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, and Feeding Illinois, a state organization serving Central Illinois.
Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc.
The Peoria Area Food Bank is one of the many programs of Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. (PCCEO). Click the “Learn More” button below to learn more about PCCEO and its other programs.