Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Welcome to FISH's Website!

Established in 1970, FISH Food Pantry is a non-for-profit and all volunteered based organization. We provide food assistance to those in emergency situations and who meet government regulations in Knox County. In addition, we help fill the nutrition gaps during the summer when breakfast/lunch programs close.

FISH of Galesburg is open Monday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm.

Need Emergency Food Assistance?
Call the FISH operator (309)343-7807. The FISH operator will relay information to volunteers who will return the call and determine the nature of need and if you meet the regulations. The volunteer will ask some questions that include composition and income level of the family, residency, and address among other things in order to determine the need to be provided.

Interested in Volunteering?
Great! FISH is always grateful for anyone willing to volunteer! FISH volunteers usually work two and a half hour shifts (10-12:30pm and 12:30 to 3pm). Volunteers are responsible for greeting clients, confirming residency, packing orders, tracking information on the phone, maintaining records, and maintaining the pantry. If interested, call (309) 341-2845 anytime Monday-Friday between 10am-3pm or email

Updates from the Pantry:
This year, we are partnering with a new project through Knox College called KnoxCorps. KnoxCorps places Knox College graduates and undergraduates into local organizations to become involved in the local Galesburg community. Bridget Shannon Doherty, a sophomore undergraduate student is working with us to incorporate social media as well as other projects into the pantry.

This Saturday, February 09, 2013 will be our 4th Annual Mobile Food Pantry!  This time around the Mobile Pantry will be located at 1st United Church Of God and will be from 10-12. To receive food at the Mobile Food Pantry a needed flier has to be picked up from FISH located at 288 Hawthorne Court.