Welcome to the Elizabeth Food Basket Inc., a Charitable

501(c)(3) Organization

 
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HOURS
Each Monday:  10:00am - 12:00pm
First Monday of the Month:  5:30pm - 6:30 pm   
 
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& CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH

FOOD ASSISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTION 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2019                                  CROSSROADS COMMUNITY CHURCH               GALENA SQUARE  GALENA, il

REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10:15 NO EARLIER                                           DISTRIBUTION BEGINS AT 11 A.M. TO  1 P.M.

BRING BASKETS, BAGS AND DRESS FOR WEATHER                                 BRING A FRIEND WHO MAY BE IN NEED!

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Hours & Info

Service Area & Guest Info

Elizabeth Food Basket serves those in the

Elizabeth River Ridge School District EXCLUDING Hanover Township, and the communities of Schapville and Scales Mound, IL.

Eligible guests may visit twice a month(every other week) to receive an amount of items based on family size.

Hours of Operation

Monday:  10:00am - 12:00pm

First Monday of the Month:  5:30pm - 6:30 pm

 

The Elizabeth Food Basket is closed on all major holidays. 

Any special closings will be posted on Facebook.

Elizabeth Food Basket is also an emergency food relief basket.

How Can You Help?

Donate Funds

Make a financial donation to the Elizabeth Food Basket through Paypal. You may use your Paypal account or credit card and make a one time payment or set up a monthly recurring donation.  Remember our 501(c)(3) status allows financial donations to be tax deductible.

Donate Food

We accept many types of meal kits, canned goods, and toiletry supplies.  We also accept donations of fresh produce in the summer.  Not sure what to donate?  Check out our list of suggested donation items below to get started!

Donate Time

The Elizabeth Food Basket is always looking for volunteers.  Our schedule is such that you may have a shift every 4-6 weeks depending upon volunteer numbers.  Schedules are made for approximately a year in advance and our volunteers are flexible in trading.

 

Suggested Donations

  • Fruits & Vegetables 

  • Meal in a Can (i.e. Beef Stew, Chicken 'n' Dumplings)

  • Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper

  • Chef Boyardee Items

  • Canned Corned Beef Hash

  • Canned Sausage & Gravy

  • Spaghetti Sauce

  • Egg Noodles

  • Rice-A-Roni

  • Chili Soup

  • Cream Soup

  • Chunky Soup

  • Toilet Paper

Our guests and volunteers are thankful for any and all donations; if you're not sure about what can be donated, contact us and we'd be happy to share more information.

 

About

Vision
OUR

Our vision globally is that we envision communities in which everyone has access to sufficient nutritious food on a regular basis. Locally we envision offering sufficient nutritious food on a regular basis to our guests.

Mission
OUR

Our mission is to provide a source of good healthy food.  The EFB also serves as an emergency food basket and also provides information about other resources available to individuals per their needs.

The Elizabeth Food Basket was formed in 1997 due to an infant death from lack of nourishment.  The Mayor at the time along with the EMTs, Scout leaders, village volunteers, and Jack and Jeannette Graves decided that this kind of situation should never happen. So with limited funds to start, the group initiated the Elizabeth Food Basket.

The Elizabeth Food Basket has been sustained by the gracious contributions of food items from the local area churches, individuals and monetary donations from various sources.  A year ago we realized that our "founders" had sustained the basket quite a bit independently and we found ourselves at an impasse and had to make a major decision that to join River Bend Food Bank in Davenport and St. Stephens in Dubuque we needed to become a 501(c)(3).  We were struggling financially and serving more families so the United Methodist Church of Elizabeth adopted us temporarily so we could purchase food items discounted from River Bend and St. Stephen's.  Then our mission was blessed and a lawyer and his staff, Steven A. Cox and Karen Dittmar, donated time to pursue our own 501.  June marked our "official" government standing as a nonprofit charitable organization.

We continue to seek food item donations, monetary donations, and participate in fundraising activities to sustain our service which reaches a monthly average of 60 plus families which translates up to 170 plus individuals.

The Elizabeth Food Basket is also blessed with support from the Village of Elizabeth who offers a "home" in which we serve our guests, the Chamber who helps us with community connections, and our 22 volunteers. But we are also thanksul for all those who donate food items and monetary support.

Community Links

Contact

 
 

Elizabeth Food Basket, Inc.

310 North West Street

(Village Building & Northwest Academy)

P.O. Box 391

Elizabeth, IL 61028

Emailelizfoodbasket@gmail.com

Emergency Phone:  815-990-3128

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