CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — While the holiday season may be filled with feasts and warm family gatherings for some, for many, the winter season is filled with food uncertainty. Central Illinois has a number of food banks and pantries to help people who may not have the ability to buy their own groceries and meals this holiday season.

Here is a list of Central Illinois food pantries:

  • Faith UMC Emergency Food Pantry -1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign
  • The Vineyard Food Pantry at the Hope Center -1802 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana
  • Eastern Illinois Food Bank – 2405 N. Shore Dr., Urbana
  • Piatt County Ecumenical Food Pantry – 2020 E. Washington St., Monticello
  • Atwood Area Food Pantry – 231 N. Illinois St., Atwood
  • Arcola Food Pantry -126 S. Locust St, Arcola
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry-Danville – 855 E. Fairchild St., Danville
  • Oakwood Area Food Pantry – 917 N. Walnut St Ste 201, Danville
  • Charleston Area Churches Food Pantry – 990 W. State St, Charleston
  • Central Illinois Food Bank -1937 E. Cook St, Springfield
  • Gibson Area Food Pantry – 619 E. First Street, Gibson City
  • Mattoon Community Food Center – 600 Moultrie Ave., Mattoon
  • Salvation Army Mattoon Food Pantry – 1300 Richmond Ave., Mattoon