GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 9 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. In Northern Illinois, families are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, leaving limited funds for food to put on the table. Because of kind donors like you, our neighbors can have the nutritious food they need to thrive.

November 30, 2021 is GivingTuesday—
Our biggest fundraising day of the year!


Give a Gift



Jewel-Osco and the Rusu Family have committed to a matching challenge gift totaling $500,000 to Northern Illinois Food Bank—dollar for dollar starting November 22—for the holiday season! That means your gift can DOUBLE in impact to help provide twice as much food for our neighbors who continue to struggle.


Rusu Family Foundation

From November 22 until the end of the year, a gift of $1 can double in value to help provide $16 worth of groceries! Any amount you give can help provide twice as many holiday meals for children, hardworking parents and seniors on a fixed budget. You have the opportunity to TRIPLE your impact on GivingTuesday thanks for our match challenge partners! Scroll down to see our partners and how you can make even more of a difference on GivingTuesday.




Our GivingTuesday match partner, Nicor, is kicking off GivingTuesday with an early match!

From November 27 until November 29 at 11:59PM, Nicor will match gifts up to $10,000. Thank you, Nicor!



About the GivingTuesday Match Challenge:

ELAN Financial Services & NuMark Credit Union, our Taste that Matters sponsors—Sabra, Hormel, and M/I Homes— and the Lampsa Family will match donations on GivingTuesday totaling nearly $40,000 to Northern Illinois Food Bank. This amount will be used to multiply the impact of gifts received in response to this campaign. Gifts received in excess of this amount will still help provide food and groceries for those in need.

See the GivingTuesday match challenge schedule below for ways to make your gift go further!

Elan Financial
Numark Credit Union



Hormel Foods
M/I Homes

Starts at 11AM


Lampsa Family

5PM until Midnight


Your gift will support our entire mission. All contributions are tax-deductible. To make a gift by mail, send your check made out to Northern Illinois Food Bank to 273 Dearborn Court, Geneva, IL 60134. To make a gift by phone, call (630) 443-6910.