Heat or Eat?

What if you had to choose? This winter, our neighbors in need are choosing between heating their homes or eating a warm meal. You can help!

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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