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Midwest Food Bank of Illinois-Peoria

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In 2007, as the demand from partner nonprofit agencies grew, Midwest Food Bank Peoria opened as the second MFB location. Beginning with 65 agency partners, MFB Peoria now serves over 300 nonprofits. These are located primarily in the western half of Illinois, but Eastern Iowa and parts of Missouri and Kentucky are served through satellite distributions. Learn more about how you can help through our volunteer opportunities.

MFB Peoria is the origin of Tender Mercies, MFB's nutritious packaged meal of rice, beans, and chicken-flavored seasoning. Volunteers initially packed the dry meals by hand at MFB Peoria. The program eventually moved to the Morton Illinois location.


Come to MFB Peoria to volunteer.  Our volunteers are the life-blood of our organization - one of our key strengths. For individuals, families or small groups, you can browse the list of opportunities below.


Contact us here if you:

  • Want to schedule a large group.
  • Want to learn about ongoing volunteer opportunities (truck driver, data entry, bookkeeper, front desk receptionist, etc.).
  • Want to volunteer to complete community service hours.


Our food distribution days are wonderful times of fellowship, food, and fun, as we are able to give our partner agencies food to give to those in need. We would love to have you join us. Click below for dates.

          Distribution calendar 2022


9005 N Industrial Road
Peoria, IL 61615

Phone: 309-691-5270

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri
Food donation drop-off: 8am-12pm and 1-3pm