The Civil Service Council will have its annual Spring Drive from March 1-29. Special food and household items will be collected to support the School Street Food Pantry.

Highly requested items include:

  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Boxed dinners
  • Kitchen staples such as vegetable oil, flour, sugar, and spices
  • Condiments such as salad dressings

Other needed requests include:

  • Gluten-free products
  • Hygiene products (soaps, detergents, etc.)
  • Feminine products
  • Rice and grains
  • Vegan/vegetarian proteins
  • Shelf stable milks (dairy, soy, almond, coconut)

Dropboxes can be found at the following locations:
Alumni Center
DeGarmo Hall, third floor
Hovey Hall
Milner Library break room
Nelson Smith
Office of the Registrar
Office of Residential Life
Uptown Crossing

The pantry, which opened last fall, serves area college students. Located at the First United Methodist Church, the pantry is a collaborative effort of Illinois State students and community members. More information can be found on the School Street Food Pantry website, or by emailing Those with additional questions, can contact CS Council member Hayley Helpingstine at, or call 309-438-5272.