About the Pantry

The Glen Ed Pantry is an ecumenical agency governed by a Board of Directors representing 18 different churches within Edwardsville and Glen Carbon. The Glen Ed Pantry was established in 1980. It is staffed by more than 500 volunteers annually, and serves approximately 300 families each month.

The Glen-Ed Pantry service area consists of the communities and areas served by the Edwardsville Community School District #7. Clients must live in the Edwardsville School Districts # 7 in Madison County, Illinois. 

The Glen Ed Pantry's facilities, equipment and food storage are inspected annually by: Madison County Health Department, St. Louis Area Foodbank, Illinois Department of Human Services and United States Department of Agriculture.

The Glen Ed Pantry is funded by: Greater St. Louis United Way, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and local donations of cash, food and supplies.


Scouting for Food - Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who donated food and those who volunteered and made this year's Scouting for Food drive a huge success! Over 25,000 pounds of food and toiletries was collected! This is our biggest drive of the year. We depend on it and are so grateful. So many people come together to help so I hope we are listing you all: Jr. Service Club, Dennis Greenland, Church of God in Christ Youth group and young adults, Lutheran High School basketball team, and R P Lumber for use of their truck and

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Needed Items

Children's Christmas Gifts
If you would like to donate unwrapped gifts for our annual children't gift drive, here are some gift ideas that we can use most:
  • hats/gloves for boys/men
  • winter scarves or hat/scarf sets for boys and girls
  • throw blankets
  • teen boy gifts priced $5-$20: cologne, bodycare sets, tools, car care, headphones
  • puzzles, games, or sports items for teen boys
  • teen boy gifts priced $25 or higher: tools, car care kits
  • art supplies and craft kits
  • gift cards for $25 or more to WalMart, Visa, or Mastercard
Thank you!

Food Items December 2018
We are packaging holiday food baskets and can use the following items:
  • mashed potatoes - boxed
  • stove top stuffing
  • gravy
  • cranberries/sauce
  • brown and serve rolls
  • pie filling
  • napkins
  • paper towels
Thank you!

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Contact Information


  • 125 5th Avenue
  • P. O. Box 756
  • Edwardsville IL, 62025
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Operating Hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:00AM - 11:30
  • Closed 3rd Wednesday of every month and holidays