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.


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Needed Items

School Supplies 2018
Thank you for all the donations so far! Here are the items we are currently low on:
  • pocket folders with prongs,
  • 3-hole pocket folders without prongs,
  • 3-ring binders (1.5-inch),
  • graph paper,
  • paper hole reinforcers
  • colored pencil sets
  • Sharpies,
  • Expo Dry Erase markers,
  • note/index cards (3x5 and 4x6),
  • Post It notes,
  • washable marker sets,
  • scientific calculators (such as TI 30xii),
  • and combination locks.

However, we can always use all school supplies and backpacks!

Food Drive Requests
Here are some of the items that are most frequently asked for and we are frequently low on:
  • Cream soups: celery, broccoli, others
  • cake mixes: yellow and devils food
  • icing: chocolate and vanilla
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • vegetables = asparagus
  • canned fruit - all
  • flour and sugar
  • coffee
  • ketchup, mustard
  • salt, pepper
  • laundry and dish detergent

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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