Where to find food in Ford County 


If you need help acquiring food, you can 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 eifoodbank.org/help/fordcounty.html.


Gibson Area Food Pantry (at Shepherd’s Closet)

By appointment

106 N. Sangamon Ave.

Gibson City, IL  60936

Phone: 217-784-5201


Gibson City Police Department

Emergency pantry

109 E. 8th Street

Gibson City, IL  60936

Hands of Christ Food Pantry

Upper Room Bible Church

Food distributions Saturdays 9:00 to 11:00 am and the second Tuesday of the month 4:00 to 6:00 pm

425 W. Orleans Street

Paxton, IL  60957

Serving qualifying residents of Ford County

Gibson Area Food Pantry (at the Hospital; Old ALCO building)

Food distributions second and fourth Saturdays of the month

9:00 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 

Message Center       (217)771-4100

Gibson Area Food Pantry

619 E First Street (the former ALCO building)

Gibson City, IL 60936       

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