About Northern Illinois Food Bank

Our vision at Northern Illinois Food Bank is for everyone in Northern Illinois to have the food they need to thrive.

Providing the food our neighbors throughout Northern Illinois need to thrive.

At Northern Illinois Food Bank, we focus on delivering food and healthy eating services to the Northern Illinois community. As part of the national Feeding America network, we serve our neighbors in 13 counties by providing 250,000 meals per day.

Where We Serve and Our Locations

Northern Illinois Food Bank serves our neighbors in 13 counties.

  • Boone County
  • DeKalb County
  • DuPage County
  • Grundy County
  • Kane County
  • Kankakee County
  • Kendall County
  • Lake County
  • McHenry County
  • Ogle County
  • Stephenson County
  • Will County
  • Winnebago County


We have distribution centers in 4 locations.

  • North Suburban Center – Lake Forest
    • 13950 Business Center Drive
      Lake Forest, IL 60045
      Phone: 847.336.3663
  • Northwest Center – Rockford
    • 765 Research Parkway
      Rockford, IL 61109
      Phone: 815.639.1257
  • West Suburban Center – Geneva
  • South Suburban Center – Joliet
    • 171 South Larkin Avenue
      Joliet, IL 60436
      Phone: 815.846.1041

Our Mission

To provide nutritious food and resources for our neighbors, with dignity, equity and convenience, through partnerships and innovation.

Our Vision

For everyone in Northern Illinois to have the food they need to thrive.

Our Values


We collaborate with our team and partners to exceptionally serve one another and our neighbors. We honor diversity and celebrate our unique gifts and perspectives.


We are humble and self-aware. We know when to ask for and accept help.


We create positive change by focusing on what’s most important to our mission.


We trust and support each other to get the job done and to do it well.


We take ownership for our performance and honor our commitments.


We share information, as appropriate, openly and honestly through candid conversation.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Northern Illinois Food Bank will embrace opportunities to stand in solidarity with our community, and center the voices of those most impacted by systemic injustices. We affirm our commitment to anti-racism, to gender equity, to allyship, and to fairness as we work towards a hunger-free future and to create a better and more just world


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.

Our Impact

97% of the Food Bank’s resources go to programs that feed neighbors in need
Every $1 donated helps provide $8 worth of groceries
We provide 250,000 meals a day and each week nearly 1,000 volunteers help us evaluate, repack, and distribute food

Our Team

Our vision at Northern Illinois Food Bank is for everyone in Northern Illinois to have the food they need to thrive. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and proud member of Feeding America, we serve our neighbors in 13 counties with dignity, equity and convenience, providing 250,000 meals a day. We bring together manufacturers, local and corporate grocers, area farmers, corporations, foundations, and individuals who donate food and funding, and each week nearly 1,000 volunteers help us evaluate, repack, and distribute food. We also proudly partner with more than 900 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth and senior feeding programs to provide nutritious food and resources. Our distribution centers are located in Geneva, Lake Forest, Rockford and Joliet. Find out how you can get helpvolunteerdonate,or get involved at SolveHungerToday.org, or follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Our Team

Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report

We are all neighbors whether we’re the ones giving or receiving help. When we unite together we’re empowered to build a stronger, healthier community. That’s Neighbors. Empowered.

Fiscal Year Date Range: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Annual Reports and Audits

July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

2021 Annual Report

2021 Audit Report

2021 IRS Form 990