The School Street Food Pantry, which serves college students in Bloomington-Normal who are experiencing food insecurity, is serving over 100 students each week and is in great need of food and supplies.

A drive-thru food drive will be held to support the School Street Food Pantry from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 9, at the Normal First United Methodist Church at 211 N. School St. Those donating are asked to enter the parking lot off Locust Street, and to have donations ready to be removed from the back seat or trunk of the vehicle as donors drive through the lot. 

The list of items needed includes tomato or pasta sauce, canned chicken, canned tuna, canned tomatoes or beans, baking mixes, boxed cereal (20 oz. or smaller), and gluten-free items. Also needed are personal care items like shampoo, soap/body wash, and deodorant.

Find out more about the pantry, and volunteer opportunities at