Our Work

Our Mission

Our mission is to supply food and grocery products to a network of food pantries in an three county area.  As He multiplied the Loaves and Fishes, we can feed the hungry in our area.

Who We Are

The Peoria Area Food Bank is one of the many programs of Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. (PCCEO), a Community Action Agency. 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 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.

How We Work

Peoria Area Food Bank 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.

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