Neighbors. Empowered.

Providing nutritious food and resources for our neighbors with dignity, equity and convenience.

How to help your neighbors

Ensuring all our neighbors have access to the food they need to thrive is a community-wide effort. If you are able to give your time, talent or resources – we value and need your partnership.

Get Groceries Near You

We work with over 900 food pantries, mobile food truck markets, and soup kitchens who distribute perishable and non perishable foods that you can choose from based on your dietary needs.

Donate!

Your financial gift supports food distributions and feeding opportunities across 13 counties within Northern Illinois. Every $1 donated can provide $8 worth of groceries for a neighbor in need.

Assistance & Programs

SNAP & Food Stamps

Need help accessing this vital public program? We’re here to help.
Assistance & Programs

Get Groceries & Resources

Child Nutrition Programs

Our Child Nutrition Programs, including the federal meal programs CACFP and SFSP, provide nutritious meals to kids after school and during the summer, and our BackPack Program gives food-filled backpacks for weekend meals.

Upcoming Event: A Cup of Hope

Sunday, March 5, 2023 | The Abbington, Glen Ellyn

A Cup of Hope, hosted by Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Executive Women’s Council and presented by Nicor Gas is an afternoon Mad Hatter themed tea event.

Upcoming Event: A Cup of Hope

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“Five years ago, my husband was in a car accident. We went from an income to absolutely no paycheck practically overnight. It was devastating. We didn’t know where our next meal was coming from.”

 

While Evetta worked, her single income was not enough. She began visiting one of Northern Illinois Food Bank’s partners, Wesley’s Table Food Pantry. There, she was able to pick up fresh, nutritious groceries to feed her family, and join a community that felt like family.

 

“When I came to the pantry to get food, they made me feel like I wasn’t alone. I’m not sure what we would have done without it.”

Evetta, Food Bank Neighbor

Recent Updates

Neighbor Story: Markius

Twenty-five-year-old Markius works at a music store while trying to make it as a musician. He and his brother live together while renovating a home for their mother. After graduating from college in 2020, Markius lost his job and had to move back into the house he’s now fixing. As Markius described, 2020 “put everything […]

Dec 6, 2022

5 Food Waste Tips for the Holidays

Food waste during the holidays can be a big problem. Luckily, there’s plenty we can do to reduce food waste at home. Between holiday parties, family obligations and the pressure of finding that perfect gift — this time of year can certainly go by in a flash. Amid the bustle of the holiday season, planning […]

Dec 2, 2022

Holiday Meal Boxes

The Holiday Season is right around the corner and this year Northern Illinois Food Bank plans to distribute 60,000 Holiday Meal boxes to neighbors to ensure they are able to thrive and celebrate this year.

Oct 17, 2022

You Make an Impact

$1.2 million

granted to aid network Members serving our Neighbors

2 million meals

provided through 2,400 SNAP (food stamps) applications

50% increase

in orders distributed through My Pantry Express

18 million meals

distributed through Mobile Markets and pop-ups

130,000 hours

donated by volunteers

30,000 free meals

delivered to homes

Our Partners in
Ending Hunger

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