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.
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
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Child Nutrition Programs
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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
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Data show that 1/3 of all food waste is caused by individuals when they eat out or eat at home. Growing and raising food is a very energy and water-intensive project, and discarded food creates greenhouse gases harmful to our environment. Here’s how you can help: Restaurants When you sit down, think about the whole […]
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You Make an Impact
$1.2 milliongranted to aid network Members serving our Neighbors
2 million mealsprovided through 2,400 SNAP (food stamps) applications
50% increasein orders distributed through My Pantry Express
18 million mealsdistributed through Mobile Markets and pop-ups
130,000 hoursdonated by volunteers
30,000 free mealsdelivered to homes
help us solve hunger in your community. every $1 Donated helps provide $8 of groceries.
Volunteer at one of our Centers in Geneva, Rockford, Joliet, Lake Forest, or at a Mobile Market.
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