Food Pantries

In Alton, Decatur, Effingham, Mattoon, Quincy and Springfield

Hunger hurts. It denies dignity, lessens human energy, erodes community stability, and damages the potential of a person to progress. America, long the land of plenty, now faces a crisis of hunger. An increasing number of people in our community are without food, some for the first time in their lives. For those of all ages who confront hunger, solutions must be found. Our food pantry staff help with immediate problems as well as search for solutions for the future.

Donations of food, time, and money are necessary for this program to carry out the agency's on-going response to hunger.

Hours of operation & Contact Information:

Alton Catholic Charities
Hours: Wednesdays, and Fridays 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Phone: 1.618.462.0634

Decatur Catholic Charities
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Phone: 1.217.428.3458

Effingham Catholic Charities 
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Must be checked in by 11:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., respectively. 
Phone: 1.217.857.1458

Mattoon Catholic Charities 
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Quincy Catholic Charities
Hours: Mondays 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and
           Fridays 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Springfield Catholic Charities
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Phone: 1.217.523.4551