WHIP opened the doors in 1983 to help 61571 residents. WHIP continues to serve residents of 61571 through donations from churches, businesses, individuals and civic organizations. The WHIP staff is all volunteers serving during distribution hours.

Hours / Location


WHIP is open the first and third Wednesday of the month from

8:30-11:00 AM, and 4:30-6:00 PM.  

Next Distribution - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2020

8:30 - 11:00 AM and 4:30-6:00 PM

WHIP is pleased to announce we have moved to a new space in the same building. Clients have the option to come in to choose their food or have a box delivered to your car. If you choose to come into the pantry a face mask is required. If you want a box delivered to your car, turn your flashers on and a box will be brought to you.

Donations- Food donations can be dropped off during distribution hours. Bring food to the side door stating "donations" to drop off food. 


WHIP's physical address is 1235 Peoria Street in Washington, Illinois.

WHIP's mailing address is: (Monetary donations can be mailed here)


624 Patricia

Washington, IL 61571


Qualifications to Receive Food and How to Sign Up

To be eligible to receive food from WHIP, you must be a resident of 61571.

To sign up, bring proof of residency in the 61571 with a current piece of mail or utility bill, an ID, and a laundry basket or reusable shopping bags to take your food home. You will select the food you want and limits are based on the size of your family.

Contact Information

For more information call or text

309-657-6480 or 309-444-9411

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