Host A Birthday Party Or Celebration

Have fun celebrating your special event with friends and family while helping hungry neighbors 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 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 hungry neighbors 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 donated into $8 worth of food for a hungry neighbor!

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 hungry children and neighbors in your community? Please consider joining the Executive Women’s Council, a dynamic group of women who work in partnership with the Food Bank to help engage other women in the Food Bank’s efforts to solve hunger in Northern Illinois. Council members plan an annual fund raising event – A Cup of Hope – to raise awareness of and funds for child nutrition and other hunger relief programs. For more information about the Council, please contact Anne Moore: Email or call (630) 443-6910 ext. 172.

Council Members

Job Title
Amy Baugh
Jones Lang LaSalle
Vice President, IT Program
Michelle Borman
Melissa Bowers
Greif, Inc.
Pam Downey
Director, Strategic Partnerships
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
Director of Recruiting
Tammy Incapreo
Assurance Agency
Vice President
Becky Juhant
Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Vice President | Wealth Advisor | Financial Advisor
Noel Leatherbury
Vice President, HR & Customer Service
Kassandra Olea
Employee Benefits Consultant
Rachel Oleksiak
Sarah Richardson
Eileen Rico
Naperville CUSD 203
Computer Support Associate & Webmaster
Caroline Rossow
Vice President Commercial Banking
Mary Ryan
Janna Sampson
Oakbrook Investments, LLC
Co-Chief Investment Officer
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
Lee Ann Travnicek
Vicki Verboom
National Safety Council
Corporate & Major Gifts Director
Bernessa Wilson
Marmom 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.