Pass the Plate

Pass the Plate to solve hunger in Northern Illinois

This September, restaurants across our 13 counties are partnering with the Food Bank to “pass the plate” to help solve hunger in Northern Illinois. They will be raising awareness and funds for our hungry neighbors in a variety of ways including special Pass the Plate menu options, discounts for donations to the Food Bank, raffle tickets, fun events, and more!


Dining to make a difference

This is one delicious way to get involved with Hunger Action Month, Feeding America’s national awareness initiative to take action on the issue of hunger! Visit a participating restaurant and ask your server how they are “Passing the Plate” this September so you can join us in solving hunger.

Solving hunger never tasted so good! @ILFoodBank #PassThePlate

Show us how you Pass the Plate!

When you spread the word about Pass the Plate with your friends and network, you’re raising awareness for our neighbors struggling with hunger. Your voice can make a huge difference!

Publish a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter of your meal or how you’re helping #PassThePlate – be sure to tag Northern Illinois Food Bank!


Participating restaurants include:

  • BBQ Kings Smokehouse
    Participating Locations: Huntley and Woodstock
    Promotion: Donating $1 for every King Mac or Pretzel Bomb sold during the month of September. 1 special helps provide $8 worth of groceries for hungry neighbors!
    Website: bbqkingsmokehouse.com | Instagram
  • Billy Bricks Woodfired Pizza
    Locations: Elgin, Lombard downtown, Lombard Yorktown, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Oak Park, West Dundee, Wheaton
    Promotion: Donating $1 for every special (salad, pizza, or sandwich) sold during the month of September. 1 special helps provide $8 worth of groceries for hungry neighbors!
    Website: brickswoodfiredpizza.com | Facebook | Instagram
  • McAlister’s Deli
    Locations: Geneva, Bloomingdale, Elgin, Algonquin, Lake Zurich, Mt Prospect, Naperville, Orland Park, Mokena
    Promotion: Donating $1 for every sugar cookie sold during the month of September. 1 cookie helps provide $8 worth of groceries for hungry neighbors!
    Website: mcalistersdeli.com
  • Riverland’s Brewing
    Date: September 12
    Location: St Charles
    Promotion: Donating $1 for every beer or plate of food sold
    Website: riverlandsbrewing.com | Facebook | Instagram
  • Culver’s
    Date: September 12
    Location: Lombard
    Promotion: Donating 10% of sales
    Website: culvers.com
  • Shake Shack
    Date: September 12
    Location: Oak Brook and Vernon Hills
    Promotion: Donating 25% of sales when you show this flyer at the register
    Website: shakeshack.com

If your restaurant is interested in participating in Pass the Plate, learn more about this promotion here and contact Tiffany King – click to email.