Midwest Food Bank of Illinois-Bloomington-Normal
Midwest Food Bank began in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois in 2003 when the Kieser family turned their barn into a local food distribution site. In the beginning, food was provided to a few local food pantries. This number continued to grow outside McLean County and Central Illinois, and with efficient distribution systems in place, we were called upon to provide disaster relief in Mississippi and Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. By 2005, we established our first permanent Midwest Food Bank location in Bloomington, Illinois. We continue to develop efficient and effective ways to distribute food to those in need.
Midwest Food Bank Today in Bloomington-Normal, IL
Today, the Bloomington, Normal, IL location serves over 377 agency partners across 50 counties throughout Central and Eastern Illinois. With the help and support of amazing volunteers at remote distribution sites, we also provide food to agency partners in Kentucky, and Tennessee. The continued need for assistance throughout the Midwest prompted us to consider a much more expansive warehouse in 2016. In April of 2017, we moved into our location at 2031 Warehouse Rd, Normal, IL. The building offers 100,000 square feet of warehouse space and also serves as the Midwest Food Bank corporate headquarters.
The Bloomington-Normal location was created with the community in mind and comes complete with unique opportunities for group volunteerism. Groups can take advantage of recreational and office space for meetings, training, teambuilding, and more. Basketball hoops and volleyball nets are set up for friendly competition amongst coworkers and a complete kitchen and set of grills are available for meals. Whether you need conference room space in Bloomington-Normal or want to bring your team in for a unique volunteer experience, we welcome you to Midwest Food Bank. Click here to learn more.
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2031 Warehouse Road
Normal, IL 61761
Office hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri
Receiving hours: 7:30am - 2:30pm Mon-Fri