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Food Pantry Network -

Heart of Illinois






The mission of the Food Pantry Network is to support, connect, and provide resources to those working within the emergency food system.



Food Pantry Network

Food Pantry Network – Heart of Illinois (HOI) is a partnership of local pantries, food banks, community volunteers, and organizations that work together to alleviate hunger and build a healthier community. This network of partners is led by University of Illinois Extension,  SNAP-Education in the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit and Tazewell County Health Department.

The mission of the Food Pantry Network is to support, connect, and provide resources to those working within the emergency food system.

Objectives

1. Procuring and aligning food resources within the emergency food system

2. Connecting organizations working in emergency food to resources and information

3. Addressing needs, gaps, and challenges in the emergency food system

Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Pantry Network – HOI was created to bring those working in emergency food together. We hope to connect pantries, volunteers, and community members with helpful resources for pantries. Our network works primarily with organizations in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Mason, and Fulton counties and we strive to help support each other in feeding our communities, improving health, connecting pantries, and sharing resources. In choosing to volunteer for Food Pantry Network – HOI, you will be volunteering with one of our members and following their volunteer policies. Different needs will help with different food needs in our community and fill a much needed gap!

Volunteers can help by:

  • Volunteering at a local food pantry and help with tasks such as distribution, packing, organizing
  • Helping to deliver emergent food boxes to families which may include driving, pick-up of food, and delivery
  • Volunteering at a mobile pantry which includes distribution, packing, unpacking, organizing

As we see a need in our community – we hope to find willing individuals to help!

Interested in volunteering? Find us on https://volunteer.hoiunitedway.org/

Contact Us

Rebecca Crumrine, Co-Chair 
University of Illinois Extension

racrumrine@illinois.edu

 

Kaitlyn Streitmatter, Co-Chair 
University of Illinois Extension

Kaitlyns@illinois.edu

Shanita Wallace, Co-Chair
Tazewell County Health Department

swallace@tchd.net








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