ACE 2017 recap

ACE brings a full house to the Food Bank

19/May/17 / 06:00

Fridays usually mark the end of work week and the start of a much-deserved weekend, but that wasn’t the case at Northern Illinois Food Bank’s West Suburban Center in Geneva on Friday, May 5. The excitement around the Food Bank’s second annual Access, Capability, and Engagement (ACE) Conference had the hallways buzzing in the days […]

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Easy recipes for breakfast with mom

12/May/17 / 06:00

“They are not kidding when they say that mothers are strong women. We need to be strong in more ways than our children will ever know.” – M.B. Antevasin Mothers hold a special place in our hearts and in the community. Whether she’s prepping for meals, presenting to clients, cheering from the sidelines, or budgeting […]

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New program helps feed our senior neighbors

05/May/17 / 06:00

Every week, Northern Illinois Food Bank serves 71,500 hungry neighbors, nine percent of whom are over the age of 60. That’s more than 6,000 seniors every week. We at Northern Illinois Food Bank are dedicated to taking one tough choice – choosing between paying for medicine and paying for groceries – off the plates of […]

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Filling plates instead of landfills

01/May/17 / 20:01

The spirit of Earth Day lingers on at Northern Illinois Food Bank, as well as Feeding America and all 200 Food Banks across the network, where we consider our impact on the Earth every day. We strongly believe the nature of our work requires us to do our part, not only in helping reduce food […]

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You can’t put a price on volunteering

21/Apr/17 / 19:32

“Volunteers aren’t paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” – Sherry Anderson     Here at the Food Bank, we think it’s important to remind everyone just how vital volunteers are to achieving our mission to end hunger in Northern Illinois. Without them, the 62.5 million meals we distributed last […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Vi Nelson

14/Apr/17 / 18:50

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and because our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, this celebratory month isn’t taken lightly here at Northern Illinois Food Bank! Last year alone, we welcomed more than 31,000 unique volunteers through our doors. Altogether, our awesome volunteers donated more than 155,000 hours of their time to helping solve […]

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Foodie 5K – Cantigny Park, 2017

12/Apr/17 / 16:32

April 1 may have been April Fool’s Day, but the Food Bank’s first Foodie 5K of the year was no joke! Over 1,600 runners, walkers, and foodies alike spent the sunny Saturday in Wheaton completing a 3.2 mile course, raising funds for our neighbors and spreading awareness of their ongoing fight against hunger.   Twisting […]

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If you like piña coladas

07/Apr/17 / 18:17

Covered with tough plates and sporting a sharp crown of leaves, pineapples hide their treasure of golden fruit well. But chopping a pineapple down to size isn’t as difficult as it looks! Start with a ripe fruit and this blog post.   The tall, yellow fruit that typically comes to mind when you think of […]


Continuing to bring Milk2MyPlate

31/Mar/17 / 16:41

Got Milk?   This simple phrase kicked off a campaign nonpareil for the California Milk Processor Board in 1993. Created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners advertising agency, the campaign had an incredible impact on the sale of cow’s milk in California and brought us the iconic “Got Milk?” mustaches we know and love.   With […]

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Favorite Seasonal Produce: Spring

24/Mar/17 / 06:00

This year, Spring officially began on March 20. With all the warm weather we’ve had lately, many of us can’t wait for higher temps that are here to stay. To celebrate sunny skies to come, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables to inspire your Spring cooking adventures.   Be […]