Empower Boone’s mission is to help those in our community facing hard times by providing a path to self-sustainability. Our goal is to give hope and help by providing food, non-food items, and resources.
It is our vision that our neighbors will be empowered to move beyond the challenges they are encountering, by encouraging and equipping them with the needed resources.
Our food pantry
Our food pantry is a FEMA food distribution site for Boone County residents only. All participants must attest they meet financial guidelines set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Assistance. Additionally, we have a Free Store (Personal Care, Household, Clothing items) for our neighbors to shop from while waiting to shop for food.
Food distribution only occurs on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Empower Boone recognizes that our neighbors who need food also need supportive services for paying rent, utilities, connecting with public assistance, mental health resources, disability connections, job resources, and many others.