Food Programs

Our food programs

Our food program grew from grab-and-go meals we provided to the community during the pandemic. Through our strong partnership with the Tinervin Family Foundation, we have been able to provide free, non-perishable food boxes to the Bloomington/Normal community. Individuals and families of any size and income can come to the Center to pick up a box whenever they need. We collaborate with various churches, schools, universities, and other organizations to provide food to their clients as well.


For more information:

Visit our Partner's Website


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We are excited to share about our collaboration with  WBRP and One Hope Project! This collaboration was created to help Westside familie  eat more fresh produce and be healthier. The Westside has been called a “Food Desert” because residents face challenges getting to and from grocery stores that carry healthy food options.
The WBRP secured a grant to give forty eligible Westside families a free box of fresh produce from Cook Farm every week.  Western Avenue was will be a distribution site for this food! In additon to food distribution, our partnership with One Hope Project will provide nutrition and body positivity curriculum to our youth and senior programs. 

  • The Free Veggie Box contained fresh vegetables from Cook Farm in Bloomington, IL

  • This box is part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program where participants get a pre-packaged box of the freshest vegetables from the farm each week for the season

  • There was a “Share Table” at pick up allowing others take vegetables or leave any items from your box that you do not wish to take home

  • The Free Veggie Box ran from mid-June through mid-November 2022


For more information:

Visit WBRP's Website



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"I think that the [Food Program] really helps peo-ple who have limited resources because if these programs didn’t exist, it would be really difficult. Many times, I don’t get a lot of hours at work and we don’t have the money we need to buy enough food. You all give us food that really helps a lot."

- Sandra A, Food Program Participant


"[The Food Program] was a great help because with everything going on with the pandemic, I lost my job; they didn’t give me many hours. The food program helped a lot."

- Teresita, Food Program Participant