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Contact Information:
For more information concerning the Food Pantry or to find a way to be more involved, contact:

Linda Bowman:  309-261-3809 or

Bill Clark:  309-531-7884 or

Distribution hours:
10:00 am until Noon.

Donation Information

The Food Pantry has a drop box at The Union for donations.  You can also contact Linda Bowman or Bill Clark to make different arrangements. We appreciate your altruism.  Thank you for helping your community. 

Village of Downs Food Pantry

     The Village of Downs Food Pantry's mission is to serve the people of Tri-Valley School District who need food assistance by providing monthly food boxes and to be on call to assist in any emergency that involves a need for food and emotional support.

   Food boxes are distributed during the first Friday and Saturday after the first Monday of each month barring holidays when the distribution is usually the following week.  Distribution hours are from 10:00 a.m. until Noon.  The Food Pantry is in the Youth Center located at the Washington St. entrance to Dooley Park.  

2021 Food Pantry Distribution Schedule

“Serving the residents of Tri-Valley School District”

Month                                          Friday                                      Saturday

January                                          8th                                                9th

February                                        5th                                                6th

March                                             5th                                                6th

April                                               9th                                              10th

May                                                7th                                                8th

June                                               11th                                              12th

July                                                16th                                              17th

August                                           6th                                                7th

September                                     3rd                                                4th

October                                          8th                                                9th

November                                      5th                                                6th

December                                      10th                                              11th


Suggested Items to donate ? Non-Perishable Items, Please

Daily Needs [ * indicates items are for daily and holiday needs]

Canned meats: tuna, salmon, chicken, spam              Peanut butter, jelly

Boxed macaroni and cheese                                       Pasta or boxed pasta meals

Hamburger or tuna helper                                           *Canned vegetables

Canned or dried beans                                                Canned fruits or pie fillings

Canned tomatoes (various types)                                Spaghetti/pasta sauce

*Chicken, beef or vegetable broths                            *Instant potatoes

*Boxed scalloped/au gratin potatoes                          *Assorted bread/rolls/muffin mixes

Boxed cereal                                                               Pancake, waffle mixes

Instant oatmeal, grits or hot cereals                            Crackers

*Cake/brownie mixes                                                 *Cooking oil, spray or shortening

*Basic spices, herbs, seasonings & extracts               *Flour, white or brown sugar

Shelf stable or powdered milk                                    Gravy, mixes or jars/cans of ready to use

Zip lock bags: quart, half gallon & gallon sizes


Personal Hygiene and Miscellaneous Cleaning Needs

HYGIENE:  single toothbrushes   -   mouth wash   -   tooth paste   -   floss   -   bar soap   -  

deodorants   -   liquid hand soap/sanitizer   -   feminine products   -   shampoo    

CLEANING NEEDS:  laundry detergent   -   dish soap   -   miscellaneous household cleaning


PAPER GOODS:  napkins    -   paper towels   -   toilet paper   -   facial tissue


Holiday Needs

canned sweet potatoes/yams   -   cranberry sauce   -   evaporated milk   -   corn muffin mix   -                  

boxed pie crust mix/ graham cracker crusts   -   boxed stuffing mix   -   condensed soups   -

green beans, mushroom soup, French fried onions   -   canned pumpkin   -   pineapple   -

gravy, mixes or jars/cans of ready to use   -   salt, baking powder