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Tours & Meeting Spaces


To help you plan your visit, we’ve provided addresses of all of our centers, along with maps to each, below. In addition to volunteering and tours at each of our three centers, our West Suburban Center in Geneva offers state-of-the-art meeting spaces and a demonstration kitchen, making it easy to create a full- or half-day teambuilding experience for your group. Our new Center in Rockford also offers a meeting space for groups.

Northern Illinois Food Bank main campus - West Suburban Center
Contact: Joelle Duke

Three Centers in Northern Illinois

    Northwest Center
    765 Research Parkway
    Rockford, IL 61109
    Telephone 815.639.1257
    Fax: 815.639.1286
    South Suburban Office
    3033 W. Jefferson Street., Suite 210
    Joliet, IL 60435
    Telephone: 815.846.1041
    Fax: 815.730.3831
Click here to view the maps.


“Food For Thought” Tours

Northern Illinois Food Bank main campus - West Suburban Center distribution area
Northern Illinois Food Bank main campus - West Suburban Center shipping

Join us to see first-hand how Northern Illinois Food Bank provides nutritious food to those in need by acquiring, storing, and distributing millions of pounds of food each month. This behind the- scenes tour provides a rare glimpse into all the major spaces of our facilities allowing you to learn more about solving hunger in northern Illinois.
West Suburban Center (Geneva) tours are the first Tuesday of every month at noon and 5 p.m. North Suburban Center (Park City) tours are the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Northwest Center (Rockford) tours are the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Please contact Joelle Duke or (630) 443-6910, ext.129 to reserve a spot, or register online. Registrations must be made 24 hours in advance.


Hold Your Meeting at Northern Illinois Food Bank

Need to hold an off-site meeting? Looking for a teambuilding exercise that is both fun and rewarding? Northern Illinois Food Bank can help! The Food Bank’s West Suburban Center in Geneva offers meeting spaces equipped with audio/visual technology. Rooms are available to accommodate groups from three to 300 people. The Northwest Center in Rockford offers a meeting space to accommodate groups up to 60 people.
Our meeting spaces offer flexibility with seating configurations to meet your needs. We’ve provided below photos and capacity information for each room. For companies looking to engage your employees in an exercise in working together, the Food Bank setting allows you to turn your meeting into a teambuilding experience. Group volunteer sessions allow team members to build camaraderie by working together to sort, label and repack food donations for distribution to the 800 partner feeding programs in the Food Bank network.
For more information or to request a room, please complete our meeting space interest form. You can contact Joelle Duke at 630-443-6910, ext. 129 with additional questions.


Contact: Joelle Duke


Available Meeting Spaces

West Suburban Center
Board Room

Capacity: 20-50
Features: Built-in projector and screen
Board Room_view 1

Alfred Bersted Foundation Conference Room

Capacity: 10-25
Features: Built-in projector and screen
Bersted Conference Room

Community Dev. Block Grant Community Room

DuPage County Kane County City of Elgin City of Naperville
Capacity: 20-80
Features: Adjacent demonstration kitchen
community development block grant community room

Northwest Center (Rockford) Meeting Room

Capacity: 10-60

Robert R. McCormick Foundation Education Classrooms A, B, C

Can be used separately (see possible configurations below) or combined for a total capacity of up to 250 guests.
Features: Built-in projector and screen in each classroom
Education Classroom AEducation Classroom BEducation Room C_view 2