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 & 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.
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

Accurate Color & Compounding, Inc.
Adam Don Foundation
ALDI, Inc.
Ameriprise Financial – Annual Giving Campaign
Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc.
The Alfred Bersted Foundation
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Carlin Group
CBS EcoMedia
Stephen and Carolyn Chase Family Fund
Church World Service
College of Lake County
The Community Foundation of Will County
The Cornwall Trust
Costco Wholesale
Damico Family Foundation
Dawn Foods Foundation
Diamond Rigging Corporation
Dr. Scholl Foundation
The Duchossois Group
DuPage Foundation
DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund of the DuPage Foundation
George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities
EFS Foundation
Elgin Township
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Fermata Charitable Foundation
Ferrara Candy Company Inc.
Fideliter Charities
Fifth Generation Inc.
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust
FONA International, Inc.
Full Circle Foundation
Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
E & J Gallo Winery
Gallop Family Foundation
S. L. Gimbel Foundation
Gorter Family Foundation
Grand Kids Foundation

Graycor Services LLC
Hormel Foods Corporation
Ideal Industries Foundation
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Joy in Childhood Foundation
Jump Trading LLC
John P. Kavooras Charitable Trust
The Kelly Foundation
Kinney Electrical
The Kraft Heinz Company
George Kress Foundation
Kubota Engine America
Thomas J. & Kathleen M. Laird Family Foundation
Lee Family Foundation
Liquid Controls
Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation
Marty Family Charitable Fund
McHenry County Community Foundation
Harvey L. and Jan Miller
Nicor Gas
Northwestern Medicine
Omron Foundation, Inc.
Pampered Chef
Perishable Sales
Q Center
Red Nose Day Fund of Comic Relief USA
Soo Line West Railroad
Barbara Ann Steel Charitable Foundation
Target Corporation
That’s Caring
Trustmark Foundation
Union Pacific Foundation
United Way of Elgin
United Way of Will County
Wakerly Family Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
Woodforest Charitable Foundation
The Zeman Family Foundation
Zoomba Group