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!


Cause Marketing Promotions


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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. 



Located in Glen Ellyn, Marché is a specialty cheese, wine, & meat shop that offers delights including charcuterie boards, a monthly cheese club, fresh-served sandwiches, and more! To support the mission of solving hunger, Marché is donating $10 for each Victory Cheese Box sold. Customers can purchase this local cheese specialty box by shopping online or in-store.



From January 1 – April 30, customers shopping Yoplait products can give back to their local food bank by purchasing specially marked Yoplait items, scanning their receipt, and submitting it online at to unlock a $0.10 donation to the Feeding America network. Visit their website to view the list of eligible items & find Yoplait products near you.



From January 17 – March 31, Subaru is proud to continue their support of the Feeding America network with a special campaign encouraging their customers to help solve hunger. Customers can donate online to support local banks or connect with their local Subaru retailer to learn more about Subaru Loves to Help.


Pierres Ice Cream Company

Pierre’s Ice Cream Company

Starting August 31, Pierre’s Ice Cream Company has released a special line of ice cream pints to benefit Feeding America food banks. Flavors in the Heroes Ice Cream lineup include Hearts for Heroes (black raspberry), Super Stars (vanilla with peanut butter swirl), and Virtual Hugs (caramel). You can find Pierre’s Ice Cream at participating Heinen’s stores in Bannockburn, Barrington, and Lake Bluff.



From July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, 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. And stay tuned! They also released a new set of limited-edition Jibbitz™ charms for your Crocs that will benefit the Feeding America network.



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, 2020 – July 29, 2021, The Cheesecake Factory will donated $0.25 for every slice of  the Chocolate Caramelicious Cheesecake Made with Snickers flavor sold to Feeding America, which benefits Northern Illinois Food Bank.



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 Serve Up a Little Kindness items or round up your order at checkout to fight hunger!


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 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

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.

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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 10, 2021. 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!


Shamrock Shuffle
by Bank of America

Looking for a fun spring activity to add to your virtual activity calendar? Supporters can join the Food Bank’s charity team and sign up for the Shamrock Shuffle! Join before the virtual event on March 19th and fundraise to help solve hunger!


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