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
Scouting for Food is coming! This annual food drive organized by the Boys Scouts is our biggest supply drive of the year and will take place on November 16, 2019. We need volunteers at the pantry to help unload, weigh, sort, and stock donations. This requires lifting boxes up to 25lb.
  • Saturday, November 16, Noon to 4pm
  • at Glen-Ed Pantry
  • Please contact amy_poos@hotmail.com if you can help.

Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Sign up now for Thanksgiving Food Boxes by coming in to the pantry and signing the list at the distribution window. Thanksgiving Boxes can be picked up on Tuesday, November 26, from 8:00am until 11:00am. No other food pickups or client services will be available that day. The pantry will be closed November 27, 28, and 29.

Plan Ahead for Holiday Dates Pantry is Closed
The pantry will be closed December 18 through January 1. Christmas food boxes will be available on December 17, but no other food will be distributed that day. If you normally come in for food near the end of the month, plan to come sooner.

Closed Veteran's Day - November 11
The pantry will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Veteran's Day.

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Needed Items

Food & Toiletry Needs - October 2019
Food and toiletries are critically low at the pantry right now. Here are some things we need:
  • brown rice
  • oatmeal
  • ramen noodles
  • chicken broth
  • gravy
  • pears
  • mandarin oranges
  • applesauce
  • cranberry sauce
  • pie filling (other than pumpkin)
  • pancake mix
  • syrup
  • coffee
  • tea
  • salt/pepper
  • BBQ sauce
  • boxed potatoes
  • stovetop stuffing
  • beef stew
  • chicken and dumplings
  • pork and beans
  • chili beans
  • canned potatoes
  • olives
  • spinach
  • yams
  • asparagus
  • spaghetti sauce
  • manwich
  • paper towels
  • laundry detergent
  • dish soap
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • mens/womens deodorant
  • hand soap
  • shave cream/razors
  • body wash
  • body lotion

Thank you for your continued support!

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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 27-29 - Thanksgiving
  • December 18-December 31 - Christmas