Community Organizations

Mt Hope Township Food Pantry

Distribution- 2nd Thursday of the month.

Address: 104 W Carlisle Street, McLean

Contact Natalie 217-750-2142

The mission of the Food Pantry is to meet the needs of families in the community. Please call for any drop offs, monetary donations.


If you are a resident of MT. Hope Township and need some help meeting your monthly expenses, you may qualify for assistance through our General Assistance Program.  City of Bloomington Township is now handling MT. Hope Township's application process.  Please contact Deb Skillrud at the City of Bloomington Township to complete the application or to answer any questions you may have.  309-828-2356.


American Legion Burger-Benedict Post 573

Annual Pork Chop Dinner

Address: 213 E. Spencer St, McLean

American Legion Auxiliary


Sandy Sheldon, President
Bonnie Schultz, Vice President

The primary goal of the Auxiliary is to support American Legion Post 573 (McLean). Their primary activity is the annual Veterans’ Day Turkey Dinner held on Veterans Day (11/11) in the basement of the Mt. Hope Township Community Hall. All veterans eat free.

They meet as needed (approximately quarterly), but do not have a set meeting schedule. Meetings are held at the Burger-Benedict Legion building (213 E. Spencer St). are also welcome and may be mailed to the above address.

Mt. Hope–Funks Grove Park District

Address: 107 N. West St, McLean
Phone: 309-874-2382 / fax: 309-874-2383
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Jennifer Denham, President
Carly Schultz, Vice President
Kristen Anderson, Treasurer
Linda Hawker, Secretary

Since 2004 the Park District has been open to the public, we strive to give back to the community that makes it possible for us to exist! Our events include the Independence Day Celebration (all activities are free, meal is a small cost, Halloween Party (completely free to the public), Countdown to Christmas Vendor Fair-Mt Hope Funks Grove Fire Protection District serves the meal at this event and our Adult Prom. Amenities include 3 fitness centers, gym, playground, Walking Trail, basketball court, tennis court, pavilions, Yoga classes and several rental rooms.

C.O.R.E of McLean: Community Organization for Revitalization and Expansion of McLean

Mailing Address: PO Box 294, McLean, IL 61754
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Katie Funk, President
Jeff Hake, Vice President
Tom Ludlam, Treasurer
Lauri Ludy, Secretary

A nonprofit 501(c)3 community group working to beautify and enhance McLean to build community pride, attract new residents and tourists, bolster the local economy, and improve the lives of current residents.

Fundraisers include the annual and the adopt-a-pot program on the square, mural honoring Shorty Ruble on the square, three welcome signs, and a  park area under the old water tower are among the group’s accomplishments.

Triangle of Opportunity


The purpose of the "Triangle" is to improve the quality of life for the residents in the area bound (and adjacent) to interstates 74, 55, and 155. They host a bike tour in the area every year and strive to: support an increasing in the economic development base for our area, promote and support regional educational opportunities, support establishment of recreational activities/facilities, support the establishment of new businesses and business retention, and promote tourism in our communities.