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:

  • Bent Fork Bakery
    Location: [HIGHWOOD]
    What to look for: Proceeds from every chocolate chip cookie will be donated to the Food Bank!
  • Harvest Restaurant
    Location: Pheasant Run Resort [ST CHARLES]
    What to look for: 10% donation goes to the Food Bank when you dine on Fridays in September
  • Jambalaya
    Location: Pheasant Run Resort [ST CHARLES]
    What to look for: 10% donation goes to the Food Bank when you dine on Fridays in September
  • McAlister’s Deli Chicagoland
    Locations: [BLOOMINGDALE] | [DEERFIELD] | [GENEVA] | [NAPERVILLE] | [VERNON HILLS] | [ELGIN] | [ALGONQUIN] | [ORLAND PARK]
    What to look for: Proceeds from every special orange-sprinkled sugar cookie ($1 each) will be donated to the Food Bank.

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

Pheasant Run Resort
McAlister's Deli
Bent Fork Bakery