Illinois Farm to Food Bank Program 2022 Year in Review

Zach Samaras, Joy Scrogum, Irene Zlevor, Savannah Feher, Steve Ericson

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther report


Throughout 2022, the Illinois Farm to Food Bank team (Feeding Illinois, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Specialty Growers Association, Illinois Farmers Market Association, and University of Illinois Extension) collaborated with farmers and markets across the state to coordinate pilot projects. Pilot project models included food flowing from farm to food bank, farm to food pantry, and utilizing aggregation sites. This “2022 Year in Review” report provides an update on Farm to Food Bank activities in 2022 and outlines the different models along with key takeaways. It also details central challenges and opportunities that exist in expanding the program.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
Number of pages25
StatePublished - Mar 2023


  • ISTC
  • Food waste -- Source reduction (waste management) -- Illinois
  • Agricultural markets -- Supply chain -- Illinois
  • Circular economy -- Illinois
  • Food banks -- Illinois
  • Agricultural markets -- Illinois
  • Food insecurity -- Illinois


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