Northern Illinois Food Bank is fortunate to partner with many local and national companies, organizations and individuals to raise awareness and funds for our hungry neighbors. Look below to support a fundraiser in your area or learn how to host your own fundraiser to benefit the Food Bank. Remember, every $1 provides $8 worth of groceries!  

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Promotions and Fundraisers

 

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Ongoing

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!

That's Caring
That’s Caring

Ongoing

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.

That's Caring
ReUp – electronics recycling

December 2017

An electronics recycling collection bin will be located at our three Centers in Geneva, Park City, and Rockford during the month of December. Please visit and drop off any handheld electronics (such as mobile phones, tablets, cameras, mp3 players, laptops and other items) you no longer use or need.

The organization ReUp Fundraising will pay the fair market value of each item directly to the Food Bank and then sustainably recycle them. The Food Bank will not provide a tax donation letter for the donation. Download the donation form here, including information on how to backup your data and reset the device.

You can also donate online yourself, choosing how much of the value will be donated to the Food Bank and keeping a portion for yourself.

  • An iPad 1 could be worth $80 worth of groceries
  • An iPhone 5 could be worth $120 worth of groceries
  • An iPod Touch could be worth $160 worth of groceries
  • An Xbox One could be worth $360 worth of groceries

 

Holiday Food Drives
Holiday Food Drives

Ice House Mall “Meals of Hope” holiday food drive
November 13 – December 27
Location: 200 Applebee St, Barrington

 

Whole Foods
Whole Foods

October – December 31, 2017
Locations: Kildeer and Schaumburg stores

Reuse a bag and give back to your local community. Donate your 10-cent bag refund for every bag you reuse while shopping with Whole Foods and the proceeds will go to the Food Bank.

 

Cheryl's Cookies
Cheryl’s Cookies

Through December 31, 2017

Sweeten this holiday season for a family in need when you send a Cheryl’s® Great American Milk Drive Cookie Gift to your family and friends. Through December 31, 2017, Cheryls.com will donate 15% of proceeds from Great American Milk Drive holiday gifts to help provide nutrient-rich milk to children and their families.

 

Bank of America
Bank of America Give A Meal

Through December 31, 2017

Give a Meal is a promotional campaign of Feeding America® with the goal to help provide meals to families in need. 100% of the funds donated by an individual online will be directed to Northern Illinois Food Bank based on donor zip code.

 

The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory

Through December 31, 2017

The Cheesecake Factory will donate $0.25 of every Peppermint Bark Cheesecake slice sold. Donations will be split 50/50 between the Feeding America national office and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

 

Crate & Barrel
Crate & Barrel Holiday Season Campaign

Through December 31, 2017

Crate & Barrel invites you to celebrate the holiday season by giving back. From November 1st – December 31st, Crate & Barrel will invite customers to donate at the register and online. Crate and Barrel will donate 100% of proceeds collected to Northern Illinois Food Bank.

 

Mariano’s
Mariano’s One Million Pounds Food Drive

Through December 31, 2017

Join Mariano’s on their mission to re-stock the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank after the holidays with one million pounds of non-perishable food items! Food donation bags are available for purchase ($1, $5 and $10) during checkout or fill the collection bins.

 

General Mills' Outnumber Hunger
General Mills’ Outnumber Hunger

Through January 31, 2018

Starting March 1, 2017 specially-marked packages of General Mills products featuring spokesperson Thomas Rhett and other Big Machine Label Group artists will include an Outnumber Hunger code. For every code entered between now and January 31, 2018, Feeding America® will secure five meals* on behalf of Northern Illinois Food Bank.

 

Arvidson Pools & Spas
Arvidson end-of-year charitable campaign

November 28 – December 31, 2017

For every hot tub sold during this timeframe, you will be able to have a $50 donation awarded to the Food Bank. Get started at www.Arvidsons.com

 

The Great American Milk Drive
The Great American Milk Drive

Ongoing

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!

 

Yard House
Yard House

Ongoing

Round It Up America® at Yard House is a program that gives everyday Americans the opportunity to donate pocket change by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar, allowing for small and potentially frequent giving.

 

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Prairie Farms Our Caps Your Cause

Ongoing

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
Charity Miles

Ongoing

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

Olive Theory Pizzeria
Olive Theory Pizzeria Pledge Pies

Ongoing

Olive Theory Pizzeria’s 1/10 pledge will donate one pizza to the Food Bank for every ten pizzas purchased by customers.
Location: Downers Grove

 


Host a Fundraiser

Want to raise money for Northern Illinois Food Bank to feed hungry neighbors in your community? There are endless ways and every dollar makes a difference! If you have questions about starting a fundraiser please contact Kate Thomas at (630) 443-6910 ext. 117, kthomas@northernilfoodbank.org.

 
Ready to start? Register your Fundraiser or Food & Fund Drive