2019 Signature Events


Stars and Cars Northern Illinois Food Bank event

7th Annual Stars and Cars

October 23, 2019 – DoubleTree Mundelein-Libertyville

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 classic cars, while supporting the food bank’s hunger relief programs. View the 2018 event PHOTOS.

Number of expected guests: 300
Attire: Business/Cocktail

2020 Signature Events



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A Cup of Hope, A Garden Tea to Solve Hunger

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

March 1, 2020 at Embassy Suites in Naperville    1:30pm – 4:00pm
1823 Abriter Ct / 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

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

7th Annual Foodie 5K

To register or for more information visit: www.SolveHungerToday.org/Foodie5K

Date TBD — Cantigny Park
Date TBD — Independence Grove

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

View photos from the April 27, 2019 Cantigny event!
View photos from the June 1, 2019 Independence Grove event!

What to expect: Two 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 or if you have any questions/concerns, contact Kate Thomas: Email or call 630-443-6910 ext. 117.





9th Annual A Taste That Matters,
A Culinary Event

presented by Jewel-Osco

Thursday, May 14, 2020  :  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 2019 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. 117.


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21st Annual Hunger Scramble Golf Outing

presented by West Suburban Bank

August 27, 2019
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.

View photos form this year’s event here.