10 Ways to Take Action


 

 
 

FIND FOOD

Take action and get the food you and your family needs to thrive. Visit a food pantry or meal program, pick up free groceries at a Mobile Market, order through our online food pantry, or call our Resource Line at (844)600-7627 for SNAP and other options.

I need food!

DONATE

For every $1 donated, Northern Illinois Food Bank helps provide $8 worth of groceries to a neighbor in need. Every donation makes a real difference. Double your impact with matching gifts. Contact us about planned giving and other gift opportunities.

Want to contribute!

VOLUNTEER

Sort, pack or distribute food! Volunteer opportunities are available every week in our distributions centers (Geneva, Joliet, Park City and Rockford) and at Mobile Markets throughout the 13 counties we serve. For large groups, we can bring a team-building opportunity to you.

Sign me up!

SUPPORT OUR EVENTS

Join our signature events: A Cup of Hope, Fight Hunger 5K/10K Walk/Run, A Taste The Matters, Hunger Scramble Golf Outing. Become a sponsor, volunteer, donate an auction item, or purchase a ticket and attend individually or with a group.

I want to participate!

FUNDRAISE

Create an online fundraising page as a team or an individual and raise funds to help provide meals to neighbors in need.
 
 
 
 
 

Start my fundraiser!

SHOP

Purchase brand new Food Bank apparel and a portion of your purchase will go to providing food for our neighbors in need. Plus, your new merch will be shipped right you!
 
 
 

Shop Food Bank swag!

EDUCATE

Learn about food insecurity and what food banking is. Visit our distribution centers for a tour or host a meeting/event at the Food Bank. We also have downloadable children’s activities here.
 
 

I want to participate!

ADVOCATE

Are you passionate about supporting public policy changes to end hunger? Sign up to become a Food Bank Advocate and we’ll send you legislative updates and how you can help.
 
 
 

Let’s advocate for change!

FOLLOW US

Become a Food Bank fan on social media. You’ll be the first to hear Food Bank news and how we’re working to solve hunger. Engage with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Or sign up for our monthly newsletter Food Bytes here.

I want to be a Food Bank fan!

SPREAD THE WORD

Share your passion that everyone should have the food the need to thrive. Encourage a neighbor in need to find free food resources. Tell your story about why you are helping to solve hunger. See some of our neighbors’ stories below.
 
 

I want to share my story!

 

Together we are solving hunger


 

Hunger lives in our community and can impact individuals every single day. Read are some stories from our neighbors who have shared how hunger has impacted them.


 
 
 


 
 

Share Your Action!

#ActionMattersMost