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Where can I get food assistance in Coles County?

 

 

Ashmore Food Pantry
212 N. Oakland Road, Ashmore, IL 61912
(217) 549-3493
Open: First and third Saturday of the month 9am-11am
Can visit once a month
Must be a resident of Ashmore, Kansas, or Westfield
 

Catholic Charities Blessings Food Pantry
4217 DeWitt Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-0420
Open Tuesday-Friday: 9am-1pm
Can visit once every 30 days
Bring: Photo ID and proof of Coles County residency
 

Charleston Area Churches Food Pantry
990 W. State Street, Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-3030
Open: Mon/Wed/Fri: 1:30-4pm, Th: 5:30p-7pm
Can visit once every 30 days
Bring: Photo ID and proof of Coles County residency
 

Newman Center Food Pantry
500 Roosevelt Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-0188
Open: Monday: 3-4:30pm and Tuesday: 3:30pm-5pm
Can visit once a week
Bring: Must have a valid Panther ID Card
 

Fit-2-Serve
1320 Lafayette Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938
(708) 829-7324
Lunch served each Friday at 11am
 

Mattoon Christian Church
221 N. 19th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-3777
Open: Tues. and Thur: 2:30-7pm, Fri: 2:30-4:30pm
Can visit once every 30 days
Bring: Photo ID and proof of Coles County residency
 

Mattoon Community Food Center
600 Moultrie Ave, Mattoon, IL 61920
(217) 258-8321
Open: Mon, Wed, Fri: 1:30-3:30pm, Thur: 6-8pm
Can visit once every 30 days
Bring: Photo ID and proof of Coles County residency
 

Oakland Food Pantry
22 West 2nd Main Street, Oakland, IL 61943
oaklandfoodpantry@hotmail.com
Open: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 4pm-6:30pm
Can visit twice a month
Bring: Photo ID and proof of Oakland School District residency
 

Open Door Program
20 N. 5th Street, Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 549-2987
Open: Tues. and Thurs: 8:30am-2pm
Can come once every 30 days
Bring: Driver’s License, Social Security Card, and proof of income
 

Peace Meals
Cougill Apartments: 500 Polk Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3612
Fellowship Center: 301 Lafayette Ave E, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-4724
Lunch served at 12pm, Monday-Friday
Must be 60 or above
 

Salvation Army Food Pantry
1300 Richmond Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-3915
Open: Tues.-Thurs.: 10am-4pm
Can visit once every 30 days
Bring: Photo ID and proof of Coles or Cumberland County residency
 

Soup Stop
2125 Harrison Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 345-5843
Lunches served Monday-Friday: 11am-12:30pm
 

Standing Stone Community Center
375 N. 14th Street, Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 549-3378
Open: Wed-Fri: 9a-4pm, Sat: 9a-4pm
Can visit once every 2 weeks
Bring: Photo ID and proof of Coles County residency
 

The Haven (Formerly known as PADS)
1812 Western Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-7237
Lunch served: Mon-Sat: 11am, Sun: 12pm
Dinner served: Sun-Sat: 7pm 

 

OTHER RESOURCES: 

Dial-A-Ride
Door to door transportation with Charleston and Mattoon
(217) 639-5169
Open: Monday-Friday 6:30am-6pm
Must schedule rides in advance, and cost varies


Food Stamps (SNAP)
Apply online at: www.dhs.state.il.us
1-800-843-6154

 

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For additional information about Poverty and Food Insecurity rates in Coles County, click here.

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Eastern Illinois University
MLK Jr. Union 3rd Floor
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3967
volunteer@eiu.edu


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