Eastern Illinois Foodbank announces pop-up food pantry for Veterans

Danville, Illinois - The Eastern Illinois Foodbank will host a Pop-Up Food Pantry serving eligible veterans and currently connected military service members from 10 am-11:30 am at the Chapel at the Danville VA (1900 E Main, Danville, IL).  

Distributions will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Chapel at this location through October 2017. Distribution dates at this location are as follows: August 8, September 12 and October 10.

Distributions will also be held the 4th Tuesday of each month at VFW Post 630 (1303 E. Main St., Urbana, IL) from 10 am-11:30 am through October 2017.  Distribution dates at this location are as follows: July 25, August 22, September 26 and October 24.

Pop-Up Food Pantries for veterans are made possible thanks to a grant from the Yahoo Employee Foundation.

Pop-Up Food Pantries are single-day, mobile food pantry distributions that are staffed almost entirely by volunteers. These distributions are designed to increase access to nutritious food to veterans who are struggling to make ends meet. 

Approximately 8,000 pounds of food including pantry staples, produce, bread and bakery items, will be shared with 100-150 veteran households.  These distributions are open to any qualifying veteran.

These distributions are open to any veteran or currently connected military service member who meets the income eligibility guidelines below.  Veterans must present proof of veteran status.  Other area distributions and emergency food resources can be found by visiting the Foodbank's website at

www.eifoodbank.org  and clicking “find help.”

If you or your organization would like to volunteer on a Pop-Up Food Pantry, please contact the Foodbank at volunteer@eifoodbank.org or 217-328-3663.

Maximum monthly income per eligible household: (for each additional household member over 8, add $641): 1 -$1,832; 2 -$2,470; 3 -$3,108;  4 -$3,746; 5 -$4,385; 6 -$5,023; 7 - $5,663; 8 - $6,304; 185% FPL - FY 15 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017).

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