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.


Closed Labor Day, Monday September 2
The pantry will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

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Needed Items

Food Needs - July 2019
Summer is when our shelves are at their lowest. We need all food items and toiletries, but here are some of the most requested:
  • cereal
  • oatmeal
  • mashed potatoes
  • jelly
  • coffee
  • canned fruit
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • paper towels
  • laundry soap
  • dish soap
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

We are closed on holidays when District 7 schools are closed. In 2019, the pantry will be closed for the following holidays.

  • January 1 - New Year?s Day
  • January 21 - Martin Luther King Day
  • February 18 - President?s Day
  • April 18-19 - Holy Week/Good Friday 
  • May 27 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 2 - Labor Day
  • October 14 - Columbus Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day
  • November 28-29 - Thanksgiving
  • December 23-December 31 - Christmas