Spirit of Faith

Type of service: Soup Kitchen

What they do: Provide free meals to those in need.
Who is eligible? Anyone.
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Just show up!

Address: 105 E. Dunlap, Jacksonville IL
Hours of operation: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm from Monday – Thursday. Friday’s meal sent home with Thursday’s meal.

Phone number: 217-371-6363
Contact person: Polly Pulley

MCS Community Services (Morgan/Cass/Scott)

Type of service: Financial Aid
What they do: Scholarships available for post-secondary educational or vocational programs during the Spring.
Who is eligible? Open to those who meet income or other program guidelines. Resident of Morgan, Cass, or Scott county. Post-secondary program must be in Illinois. See website for details.
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Call or walk in

Address: 345 West State St, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone number: 217-243-9404


Jacksonville Food Center ​

Type of service: Food Center

What they do: Provide emergency food every 6 months, and bakery or produce every week

Who is eligible? Emergency food provided based on family size and income, once every 6 months. Bakery or produce open to all.

Referral needed? Referral required from one of the following: Salvation Army, The Laborers’ Home, MCS Services, Memorial Behavioral Health, DCFS, JCIL, Red Cross, Volunteers of America, Women’s Crisis Center, many churches

Best way to access services: For produce or bakery, walk in. For emergency food box, get a referral.


Address: 316 E. State St., Jacksonville

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Phone number: Call 217-243-1122


Community Cupboard

Located inside the DHS Family and Community Resource Building

Address: 45 S Central Park, Jacksonville, IL 62650

Hours: 8:30 am – 5 pm (Monday – Friday)

The community cupboard is located inside the front lobby.  Staple pantry items are stocked weekly by Midwest Youth Services.

There are no income guidelines, applications, or verification. If you are hungry and in need, please take what you need.


*A project created by Rotary Club of Jacksonville and maintained by Midwest Youth Services.

Find Food IL – Community Food Map

Use the Find Food IL map to find places in your community offering free food or meals. You can also find stores and markets that accept SNAP/LINK or WIC coupons. Plus, see the DHS or WIC office nearest to you. Enter your zip code or city to get started. Click on the blue map icon to see all of the locations in your area in a list. Use the resource type buttons to narrow your search to certain types of food resources. The locations and hours of operation for the resources listed on this map are subject to change without advance notice. Please call ahead to verify the days and hours of operation.



DHS Family Community Resource Center

Type of service: Cash assistance, Food assistance, Medical benefits

What they do: Cash assistance, SNAP, Medical card

Who is eligible? Those who meet income requirements based on household size

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call or walk in to get an application.

Address: 45 S. Central Park Plz, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Phone number: 217-245-5164


Morgan County Health Department​

Type of service: Food assistance

What they do: WIC, Lactation consultant, Lactation educator

Who is eligible? low-income pregnant women, postpartum women up to six months after delivery, breastfeeding women up to 12 months after delivery, infants up to one year of age, and/or children up to their fifth birthday (see website for income guidelines)

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call

Address: 345 West State St, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday 8 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Phone number: 217-245-5111

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​​Salvation Army

Type of service: Emergency Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Utilities

What they do: Provide lunch daily, food distribution weekly, referrals for emergency food, provide crisis shelter, vouchers for clothing, emergency assistance with water, power, and rent (as funding allows)

Who is eligible? Lunch is open to everyone. Friday food distribution is open to everyone. Call to apply for other assistance.
Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call or walk in

Address: 331 W. Douglas Ave., Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
“Lunch in the Son” – Monday – Friday 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday afternoon food distribution – 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Friday food distribution – 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Phone number: 217-245-7124

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