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Full Plate Blog

Stories of your impact on our neighbors in need, seasonal recipes, and more!

Together We Can Solve Hunger in Northern Illinois

Help us make a difference for our hungry neighbors when you donate time, food or money.

What’s New From Northern Illinois Food Bank

HAM 2018 - Take action this September!

Attend an event, learn about hunger in our community, and be assured your support makes a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.

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Making a difference in 6th grader Montserrat's life

In the backpack, there’s enough healthy food for the weekend like cereal, apples and her favorite: pasta. "Sometimes I get home and there’s nothing to eat."

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After-school pantry provides take-home food to students

It may seem strange to put a food pantry among teenagers, but Mary (17) thinks it’s a great idea, “I do a lot of cooking at home for the three of us."

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How to pick out the perfect fruit

Use this guide to pick out your favorite fruits at their peak – from apples and apricots to papaya and figs – based on their appearance, scent, & firmness.

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