Northern Illinois Food Bank is fortunate to partner with many local and national companies, organizations and individuals to raise awareness and funds for our neighbors in need. Consider supporting these partnerships or starting your own to help solve hunger.

Remember, every $1 donated can help provide $8 worth of groceries!

If your business is interested in a partnership to support the Food Bank, please contact Molly Speckman.


Cause Marketing Promotions


Panera Bread

You can now pick up delicious Panera Bread unsold baked goods for 1/3 the price, all while fighting food waste and supporting the Food Bank! Download the Too Good to Go app and find your local Panera Bread location to get started today.


From July 3 – October 1, Meijer is hosting a seasonal charitable program, Simply Give. Customers at the St. Charles location will be able to purchase $10 donation cards at check-out that will be donated to Northern Illinois Food Bank to purchase groceries to stock the shelves with quality Meijer products.

On August 13 & September 10, the campaign will host special Double Match Days where they will match the Simply Give card purchases (with a maximum $10,000 match per store location). Visit the Meijer store at 855 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, to participate!


Coca-Cola & Utz Chips

From April 20 – September 6, customers can shop for some summertime favorites at Jewel-Osco stores to solve hunger! A $1 donation will be made to the Food Bank when customers purchase a participating item, like any Coca-Cola product or any Utz chip products. 


AT&T Fiber

From March 1 – July 31, new eligible AT&T Fiber customers ordering online can choose to donate all or a portion of their $200 reward to Feeding America, to be invested in food banks across the country!


Instacart Express users can choose to support a local hunger-relief nonprofit like Northern Illinois Food Bank and 1 meal will be donated for every order they place, at no extra cost! Instacart is an online grocery platform, and customers can shop via the Instacart app or website to support our cause.


Customers can choose to donate their Schnucks Rewards Points to nonprofit organizations in their local community, including Northern Illinois Food Bank at select stores. Customers can use the Schnucks Rewards app or on the Schnucks website to participate, and the donated points will translate into a monetary donation for the local nonprofit. Find your local Schnucks store to shop and earn Schnucks Rewards Points to participate!


The Birdhouse Lady

Located in Geneva, The Birdhouse Lady sells hand-crafted birdhouses & feeders that create a beautiful focal point for any yard! As a part of their commitment to the community, they will be donating a portion of all proceeds to local nonprofit organizations, including Northern Illinois Food Bank. To shop these beautiful builds, visit the shop at  109 S. First Street, Geneva, IL 60134 or call 331-248-0072 for more information.


Mighty Spark logo

Mighty Spark Food

Mighty Spark is committed to feeding neighbors in need and has partnered with the Feeding America network of food banks to give back to local communities. For every purchase of Mighty Spark’s all-natural poultry and chicken snack sticks, the company donates the equivalent of one meal to a local food bank. You can find Mighty Spark products in-store at retailers such as Meijer, Walmart, Jewel-Osco, & Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. 



Crocs customers can choose to donate at checkout (in-store and online) to solve hunger! Proceeds will benefit Feeding America and local food banks, including Northern Illinois Food Bank.



Through the Join2Give program, anyone joining AAA as a new Primary member can sign up using code FUNDNIF or mentioning Northern Illinois Food Bank and AAA will make a one-time $20 donation to further the Food Bank’s mission. To join and select the Food Bank as a recipient, contact Angel Birr from the St. Charles office at 630-587-7700 ext. 201.


That’s Caring

Buy the perfect hostess gift, holiday gift, or corporate gift basket from That’s Caring. For every basket purchased, That’s Caring donates funds to Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Backpack Program, which provides meals to kids over the weekend, when they aren’t able to rely on school lunches. Visit the website to view their selection and make a difference to the youth in our community.

The Cheesecake Factory


The Cheesecake Factory

From July 30, 2021 – July 29, 2022, The Cheesecake Factory will donate $0.25  to Feeding America for every slice of  the Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake flavor sold, which benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank.

To celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 30, The Cheesecake Factory will make a donation to the Food Bank for each slice of cheesecake sold.



Every $10 purchased in-store and online will result in BoxLunch donating 1 meal ($0.10) to the Feeding America network, benefiting Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Locations: Rockford & Online


Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile and select Northern Illinois Food Bank, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Bookmark this link and support us when you shop!


Pampered Chef

Pampered Chef is offering limited-edition kitchen products that will result in a donation equivalent to 10 meals to the Feeding America network. Shop the Round Up From The Heart items or round up your order at checkout to fight hunger! This year’s participating products include the Stone Loaf Pan, Stoneware Starter Set, and the Quick Bread Set.


The Great American Milk Drive

The first-ever nationwide program to deliver nutrient-rich gallons of milk to children and families who need it most. Donations go to Northern Illinois Food Bank based on the donor’s zip code and is distributed in the form of milk coupons. Visit milklife.com give today!


Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause

Donate 5¢ to the food bank with your purchase of Prairie Farms milk in gallon or half gallon sizes. Peel off the Prairie Farms cap sticker and enter the unique code at www.prairiefarms.com/our-caps-your-cause.aspx.

Charity Miles

Download the Charity Miles app in iTunes or the Play Store, and get started. Select Feeding America as your charity of choice, and Charity Miles will donate 10 cents per mile biked, and 25 cents per mile walked or ran. Northern Illinois Food Bank will receive 65% of the donations raised in our service area. So get out there, get healthy, and help feed our hungry neighbors.

Visit www.charitymiles.org for more information


Third Party Events

Join the Food Bank’s Marathon Team!

Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Marathon team provides you with an experience that expands beyond crossing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon finish line on October 9, 2022. You will be part of a network of individuals who believe everyone should have access to nutritious food and will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors. Learn more about the Food Bank’s Marathon Team & join today!



Host an Online Fundraiser

Want to raise money online for Northern Illinois Food Bank to feed neighbors in need in your community? There are endless ways and every dollar makes a difference!

Ready to start? Create your online fundraiser!

If you have questions about starting a fundraiser please contact Molly Speckman, 630-443-6910 ext. 196 or mspeckman@northernilfoodbank.org.