Ford County Resources

If you need help acquiring food, you may visit any of the food programs listed below. Please note that each program has different requirements for receiving assistance; emergency pantries are available for immediate assistance. Hours and availability may change. For more programs near you, contact Eastern Illinois Food Bank at 217-328-3663 or visit https://www.eifoodbank.org/help/fordcounty.html

Where to Find Food in Ford County 

Gibson Area Food Pantry (at Shepherd’s Closet)

By appointment only

106 N Sangamon Ave.

Gibson City, IL  60936

Phone: 217-784-5201

Hands of Christ Food Pantry

Food distributions Saturdays 9:00 to 11:00 am and the second Tuesday of the month 4:00 to 5:00 pm

361 N Railroad Ave.

Paxton, IL  60957

Serving qualifying residents of Ford County

Gibson Area Food Pantry (adjacent to GAH Elite)

Food distributions second and fourth Saturdays of the month

8:00 am to 12:00 noon

619 E First Street

Gibson City, IL  60936

Phone: 217-771-4100

Serving qualifying residents of Ford County and GCMS school district

 

Emergency Assistance

If you have immediate need of food, call Rick Ertel at 217-784-5014 and leave a message. He'll arrange to make food available to you.  

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Other Ford County Resources

If you are in need of other help or services, this downloadable PDF includes many of the different resources throughout Ford County.

Including: food, mental health, children, domestic violence, substance abuse, transportation, financial assistance, older adults, LGBTQ+, and health