Host A Birthday Party Or Celebration

Have fun celebrating your special event with friends and family while helping neighbors thrive at the same time. You may host your gathering at one of the Food Bank Centers and ask guests to make a donation in lieu of gifts or in honor of the occasion. Your party can include a volunteer shift, a tour and treats, if you desire. Contact us at volunteer@northernilfoodbank.org or (630)443-6910 to get started.

If you don’t want to host your event at the Food Bank, you can still raise funds for neighbors in need as part of your birthday or special occasion. Set up an online fundraising page and ask your family and friends to donate– remember, every dollar counts! Northern Illinois Food Bank turns every $1 gifted into $8 worth of food for a neighbor in need!

Executive Women's Council

Executive Women’s Council

Would you like to be an informed advocate of the Food Bank and make a difference for children and neighbors in need in your community? Consider joining the Executive Women’s Council. This dynamic group of women work in partnership with the Food Bank to engage other women in efforts to solve hunger in Northern Illinois. Council members plan an annual fundraising event– A Cup of Hope– to raise awareness about child nutrition and other hunger relief programs. For more information about the Council, please contact Anne Moore by email or call (630)443-6910 ext. 172.

Council Members


Job Title
Amy Baugh
Jones Lang LaSalle
Vice President, IT Program
Michelle Borman
Senior Manager, Washington National Tax- Compensation & Benefits
Dina Boroian
TCF Bank
Branch Manager
Melissa Bowers
Regional Sales Representative
Pat Fera
Fera Consulting
Jackie Flick
First Bank of Highland Park
VP/Branch Operations Manager
Lauren Genuardi
Financial Life Advisor
Karen Golden
Navistar International Corporation
Director of Global Facilities and Risk Management
Krista Harris
Associate Director
Tammy Incapreo
Assurance Agency
Vice President
Becky Juhant
Fifth Third Private Bank
Vice President, Senior Trust Advisor
Noel Leatherbury
Vice President, HR & Customer Service
Christine Miller
Amalgamated Bank of Chicago
Senior VP & Corporate Trust Department Managert
Rachel Oleksiak
Eileen Rico
Naperville CUSD 203
Computer Support Associate & Webmaster
Caroline Rossow
Vice President Commercial Banking
Janna Sampson
Colleen Schramm
Illinois Tool Works (Deltar Fasteners)
Customer Relations Manager
Erika Stefanski
Senior Director- International Tax Services
Erin Stein
CITGO Petroleum
Pricing Analyst
Laura Swarts
Vertex Resource Group
Business Development
Kathy Szymanowski
Alexian Brothers Home Health
Occupational Therapist
Vicki Verboom
National Safety Council
Corporate & Major Gifts Director
Bernessa Wilson
Marmon Foodservice Technologies
Global Channel Marketing Manager


Earn A Northern Illinois Food Bank Patch

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The Food Bank offers logo patches for youth to recognize their efforts in feeding our hungry neighbors. These 2” embroidered patches are $3 each and are a great reminder of your time volunteering, hosting a food drive or learning through an educational activity. Contact the Food Bank at 630.443.6910 or Email to place an order.

Team-Building And Meeting Opportunities


Northern Illinois Food Bank is a great option for organizations seeking team-building activities and opportunities to involve their employees or group members in a community service project. Groups will attend a 2-3 hour volunteer shift in the warehouse where they will work together to inspect, sort, label and pack food for distribution to our hungry neighbors.

Many companies also take advantage of our meeting spaces while onsite for their team-building event, or host food and fund drives among their employees prior to the event.

For more information or to request a room, please complete our meeting space interest form. You can contact Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier, Development Officer of Corporate Giving, at 630-443-6910, ext. 129 with additional questions.