Download the report and other publications related to the project.
Throughout 2022, the Illinois Farm to Food Bank team (Feeding Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Specialty Growers Association, Illinois Farmers Market Association, and University of Illinois Extension) collaborated with farmers and markets across the state to coordinate pilot projects. Pilot project models included food flowing from farm to food bank, farm to food pantry, and utilizing aggregation sites. This “2022 Year in Review” report provides an update on Farm to Food Bank activities in 2022 and outlines the different models along with key takeaways. It also details central challenges and opportunities that exist in expanding the program.