Pass the Plate

Pass the Plate to solve hunger in Northern Illinois

This September, restaurants across our 13 counties are partnering with the Food Bank to “pass the plate” to help solve hunger in Northern Illinois. They will be raising awareness and funds for our hungry neighbors in a variety of ways including special Pass the Plate menu options, discounts for donations to the Food Bank, raffle tickets, fun events, and more!


Dining to make a difference

This is one delicious way to get involved with Hunger Action Month, Feeding America’s national awareness initiative to take action on the issue of hunger! Visit a participating restaurant and ask your server how they are “Passing the Plate” this September so you can join us in solving hunger.

Solving hunger never tasted so good! @ILFoodBank #PassThePlate

Show us how you Pass the Plate!

When you spread the word about Pass the Plate with your friends and network, you’re raising awareness for our neighbors struggling with hunger. Your voice can make a huge difference!

Publish a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter of your meal or how you’re helping #PassThePlate – be sure to tag Northern Illinois Food Bank!


Participating restaurants include:

  • Bricks Wood Fired Pizza
    Locations: [DOWNTOWN LOMBARD] | [LOMBARD] | [MOUNT PROSPECT]
    [NAPERVILLE] | [WEST DUNDEE] | [WHEATON]
    What to look for: Specials of the month (15% goes to the Food Bank), donate at checkout, donation boxes
  • California Pizza Kitchen
    Location: [GENEVA]
    What to look for: Order the Caprese Pizza – 20% goes to the Food Bank!
    10 and 10: Get 10% off catering orders in addition to a 10% donation to Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Harvest Restaurant
    Location: Pheasant Run Resort [ST CHARLES]
    What to look for: Special menu item (15% goes to the Food Bank) and donation envelopes
  • Jambalaya
    Location: Pheasant Run Resort [ST CHARLES]
    What to look for: Special menu item (15% goes to the Food Bank) and donation envelopes
  • McAlister’s Deli Chicagoland
    Locations: [BLOOMINGDALE] | [DEERFIELD] | [GENEVA] | [NAPERVILLE] | [VERNON HILLS]
    What to look for: All locations will be donating $0.75 of EVERY cookie sold!
  • Muldoon’s
    Location: [WHEATON]
    What to expect: Special event and donation boxes

If your restaurant is interested in participating in Pass the Plate, learn more about this promotion here and contact Morgan Abate – click to email.