Food and Fund Drives

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Help feed hungry neighbors by hosting a food drive today! Whether you are directly collecting food or hosting an online fund drive all of the contributions from businesses, schools, community organizations and individuals generate thousands of meals for hungry neighbors each year.

By hosting a food and fund drive for the Food Bank you will reap rewards that benefit both your organization and your community. Your drive will:

  • Gain public recognition for your organization
  • Support the community where you do business and where your employees live
  • Provide nutritious food to hungry neighbors, including vulnerable populations such as children and seniors
  • Offer tax-deductions for financial donations

If you are interested in organizing a food drive, please submit your registration form at the link below and use the tools provided for a successful drive. For additional questions or concerns please call (630) 443-6910 ext. 190 or email fooddrive@northernilfoodbank.org.

Registration Form
Food and Fund Drive FAQs
Most Needed Food Items
Food Drive Poster
Food Drive Poster Customizable


Online Fund Drive

Did you know you can feed even more hungry neighbors with the click of a mouse? Every $1 donated provides $8 worth of food to hungry neighbor thanks to the partnerships and purchasing power of the food bank.

Hosting an online fund drive in conjunction with a physical food drive is a great way to offer your constituents multiple ways to give. If someone forgets to bring in food items on the day of a drive, they can easily make a financial donation online and still provide much needed food to our hungry neighbors!

Getting started is easy:

  1. Create your online fund drive on Crowdrise by selecting “Fundraise for this Charity”
  2. Select start a new fundraiser
  3. Get Started – Fundraiser title should be the name of your Company or Group + Food and Fund Drive. Make sure to set a goal!
  4. Add a Photo or Logo to personalize your drive, or you may skip this step if you’d like
  5. Login/Sign Up – Choose NEW MEMBER and Create an Account for your Company or Group (e.g. First Name-Northern Illinois / Last Name-Food Bank)
  6. Your Online Food Drive is now Live! Share your customized page by email and social media and monitor your progress. All donations will be automatically deposited to the Food Bank.