Assistance Programs

Through programs designed to improve food security for individuals and communities, the Peoria Area Food Bank connects people with more food and resources, and gives them the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

Food Distribution

The Food Bank provides 80 very active pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and senior housing with large quantities of food from name brand manufactures and USDA commodities on a daily basis.  Click here to locate an agency near you.

Mobile Pantries

Through a Mobile Pantry, a truckload of food is distributed to clients in pre-packed boxes or through a farmers market-style distribution where clients choose to take what they need.  We operate 2 mobile food pantries in Mason County and we are starting a pilot program to expand our mobile pantry distribution.

Backpack Program

The Backpack Program helps hungry children by providing them with nutritious, child-friendly and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources are not available. We assist several pantries that provide backpacks to hundreds of children on the weekend.  For more information, contact Jeanette at 309-999-3842.

Other Programs in the Community

Summer Meal Program – Peoria Public Schools (click to see flyer)