2018 Signature Events


A Cup of Hope, A Garden Tea to Solve Hunger

hosted by Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Executive Women’s Council

Sunday, March 4, 2018
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Hotel Arista, 2139 City Gate Lane, Naperville, IL 60563

View photos from last year’s event!

What to expect: Networking opportunities with like-minded women, while enjoying an extensive and descriptive selection of loose teas, sparkling wine, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, and assorted pastries and scones.

Number of expected guests: 300
Attire: Business Casual

2018 Tickets and sponsorship opportunities packet

Purchase tickets here!
For additional information, please contact Kate Thomas at 630-443-6910 ext. 117 or kthomas@northernilfoodbank.org.

5th Annual Foodie 5K

To register or for more information visit: www.SolveHungerToday.org/Foodie5K
April 7, 2017 — Cantigny Park
May 12, 2017 — Independence Grove
September 15, 2017 — Lewis University, Romeoville

9:00 a.m. start time. All Ages Welcome.

View photos from the April 1, 2017 Cantigny event!
View photos from the May 13, 2017 Independence Grove event!
View photos from the September 9, 2017 Lewis University event!

What to expect: Three unique opportunities to support the mission of the food bank. The chipped-timed Foodie 5Ks are suitable for serious, and not-so-serious runners. Whether you beat your PR, or enjoyed the course leisurely with friends, all participants will enjoy the post-event festival including gourmet food trucks, entertainment, a kid’s zone, and much more! View the 2015 event recap VIDEO.

Number of expected guests: 2,500
Attire: Event is outdoors, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly

For sponsorship information, to volunteer, or to register a team or individually, contact Kate Thomas: Email or call 630-443-6910 ext. 117.

7th Annual A Taste That Matters,
A Culinary Event

presented by Jewel-Osco

Thursday, May 17, 2018  :  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

What to expect: An evening filled with entertainment, an extensive silent auction, open bar, and mouthwatering tastings provided by more than 30 Chefs and restaurants committed to helping fight hunger in our community.

Number of expected guests: 1,000
Attire: Business/Cocktail

View PHOTOS from the 2017 event!

View VIDEO from the 2016 event!

For sponsorship information, more information, or to donate a silent auction item, contact Kate Thomas at 630-443-6910 ext. 117.

Consider joining the event planning committee to help grow the silent auction and guest list! If you are interested please contact Kate Thomas: Email or call 630-443-6910 ext. 136.

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21st Annual Hunger Scramble Golf Outing

presented by West Suburban Bank

August 21, 2018
Cantigny Golf Club, Wheaton

What to expect: A fun, scramble-style outing, including on-course tastings and giveaways and scenic views. Immediately followed by the 19th hole reception including food, open bar, a silent auction and raffle prizes. This event will sell-out!

Number of expected guests: 206
Attire: Collared shirts, no jeans

For sponsorship information, more information, or to donate a silent auction or raffle item, contact Kate Thomas at 630-443-6910 ext. 117.

Stars and Cars Northern Illinois Food Bank event
Stars and Cars

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED We look forward to you joining us for Stars and Cars in 2018!

Stars and Cars was held on October 11, 2017
Steve Foley Bentley, Cadillac, Rolls-Royce of Northbrook

What to expect: Enjoy entertainment, an extensive silent/live auction, open bar, and mouthwatering tastings provided by Chefs and popular restaurants, while mingling with local celebrities and athletes among luxury vehicles, while supporting the food bank’s hunger relief programs. View the 2016 event recap VIDEO and PHOTOS.

Number of expected guests: 250
Attire: Business/Cocktail