Northern Illinois Food Bank relies on the support of corporations, foundations and community organizations, in addition to individuals, to support our goals of solving hunger in our community. From grant donations and event sponsorship to matching gifts and third-party fundraisers, there are many ways to get involved. Our staff can help you tailor your donation to best meet your organization’s goals. Please contact Christine Fisher at 630-443-6910 ext. 221 to get started.

Other Corporate and Employee Giving

  • Grant Opportunities – Many of our vital feeding programs – including our BackPack, Senior Box and Mobile Pantry Programs – are completely funded by private donations and grants from local companies and community organizations.


  • Matching Gifts – If your company has a matching gift program please be sure to inform your employees of the process and requirements for requesting a company match. Companies can match financial donations or volunteer hours from their employees.


  • Employee Giving – Another convenient way for your employees and company to support the Food Bank is through payroll deductions.

COVID-19 Response Supporters

We are grateful to everyone who gives in support of Northern Illinois Food Bank’s mission. We’d like to recognize the following corporate and foundation donors who made gifts of more than $7,500 to aid our COVID-19 response between March and May 2020. Many thanks also to all the generous donors who contributed to and the community organizations that are managing various COVID-19 Response Funds. We are all in this together!

Anonymous (5)
Abbott Employees Credit Union
Arby’s Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Bel Brands U.S.A.
Buchanan Family Foundation
CF Industries
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Chicago Community COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.
Community Memorial Foundation
Comprehensive Health Management Inc.
Conagra Brands Foundation
Consumers Credit Union
CTC Trading Group. LLC
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Dream Makerz
EFS Foundation
Feeding America COVID-19 Network Support
Feeding America thanks to HSBC
Feeding America thanks to Jeff Bezos
Founders Insurance
Gallop Family Foundation
Gorter Family Foundation
The Hardison Family Foundation
Hunter Family Foundation
Illinois Broadcasters United Against Hunger
Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
Illinois Masonic Charities Fund
Jewel-Osco Foundation
Kankakee and Iroquois Counties COVID-19 Response Fund
Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
Kellogg Company
Lake County Community Foundation Crisis Relief Fund
Lamb Weston Foundation
Lubrizol Foundation
McGuire for Senate
McKesson Foundation
MetLife Foundation
Midwest Aerosol Association
Midwest Dairy Council
Mizkan America
Nicor Gas
NKC Family Foundation
North Shore Gas Company
NW IL COVID-19 Response Fund
Oberweiler Foundation
Peters Foundation
Quanex Foundation
Reed Family Foundation
Rusu Family Foundation
The John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation
Schroeder Foundation
Tate & Lyle Americas, LLC
Thomas J. & Kathleen M. Laird Family Foundation
Union Pacific Foundation
United Way of Lake County COVID-19 Community Response Fund
United Way of Rock River Valley COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Will County COVID-19 Response Fund
Willow Creek Community Church
Willow Springs Foundation
Woodforest Charitable Foundation


 Circle of Hope Northern Illinois food bank

The Circle of Hope is a group of dedicated organizations committed to providing the financial leadership needed to feed our hungry neighbors. Circle of Hope membership runs from July 1 to June 30 and is renewable annually.

In honor of the generosity and dedication of Circle of Hope members, we offer five levels of appreciation for organizational supporters:

Planter $2,500 – $9,999
• Recognition on Circle of Hope donor wall and Annual Report
• Subscription to The Full Plate quarterly newsletter
• Invitations to social and fundraising events sponsored by the Food Bank
• Complimentary use of the Food Bank for meetings or team-building volunteer shifts

Grower $10,000 – $24,999
• All benefits of Planter level plus:
• Recognition on Food Bank’s website on the Corporate and Community Partners page

Gatherer $25,000 – $49,999
• All benefits of Grower level plus:
• Social Media mention with tag to company website or social media platform
• Two complimentary registrations for Foodie 5K

Harvester $50,000 – $99,999
• All benefits of Gatherer level plus:
• Premier recognition with logo in Annual Report, Donor Wall and
• Invitation to special breakfast with Food Bank President & CEO Julie Yurko

Nourisher $100,000 +
• All benefits of Harvester level plus:
• Logo featured on home page for one year
• Press release announcing donation issued by the Food Bank


Circle of Hope FY19 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)


Nourisher $100,000+

Abbvie Foundation
Anonymous (2)
Bank of America
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Feeding America
The Chicago Community Trust
The County of DuPage
The Grainger Foundation
The Kroger Foundation
The Rhoades Foundation
Walmart Foundation


Harvester $50,000 – $99,999

Abbott Fund
Anonymous (4)
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Caterpillar Foundation
Cole-Crone Family Foundation
Community Memorial Foundation
Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Dietz & Watson
Kane County Riverboat Fund
McHenry Township
NKC Family Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Lake County Community Foundation
US Foods


Gatherer $25,000-$49,999

    • The J. R. Albert Foundation
    • Helen Brach Foundation
    • Fred J. Brunner Foundation
    • Charlton Family Charitable Foundation
    • The Chilay Corporation
    • Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
    • Composites One
    • Crate & Barrel
    • Darden Restaurants Foundation
    • Dunham Fund
    • Flowers Communications Group
General Mills, Inc.
    • HSBC Bank USA N.A.
    • Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
    • Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust
    • North Shore Exchange
    • Ortho Illinois
    • Gary and Nancy Penisten Family Foundation
    • Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
    • TJX Companies, Inc.
    • Willow Springs Foundation
    Woodward, Inc.


Grower $10,000-$24,999

Graycor Services LLC