News and information about a food pantry in northern Illinois
The pantry, which serves communities in DuPage and Will counties, seeks financial donations of any amount.
Three professionals bring their skills in development, operations, healthcare and language to the food pantry's board.
The pantry received the Transformational grant from the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership Fund to expand food availability and immigration services.
Family fun with food and fitness will be a featured part of the lineup.
People will receive dairy, dry goods, fresh produce and meat on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
Northern Illinois Food Bank and its Executive Women’s Council announce A Cup of Hope afternoon tea, a fundraiser from 1:30 to 4 p.m. March 5 in Glen Ellyn. The Emmy Award-winning Judy Hsu will be master of ceremonies at the event, with magic by Scott Piner.
Northern Illinois Food Bank launched a new new mobile-friendly map aimed at helping those experiencing food insecurity connect with food resources in their community and surrounding areas.
Mark Dvorak will be part of the musical lineup of performers in a benefit in Downers Grove for the West Suburban Community Pantry.
Suzanne Armato of Downers Grove will bring 30 years of nonprofit leadership to her new role, which begins Oct. 1.
The number people served by local food pantries varies from week to week. In the past few months, that number has increased, said operators of several DeKalb area food pantries. On April 1, Barb Food Mart served a record-breaking 246 families.
“We will continue to do everything we can to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all, and we are looking forward to welcoming our neighbors back.”