Bring your Documents and Non-perishable Food Items Duane and Lorraine Street Metra Station Parking Lot State Representative Peter Breen, in partnership with the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, is hosting a free paper shredding event and food collection drive. Paper documents will be accepted for destruction (Limit-2 bags or bankers boxes per vehicle), and non-perishable food […]
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry In the News
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To T-Systems of Downers Grove who GENEROUSLY donated 100 small appliances to be distributed to our Food Pantry clients. , toaster ovens, crock pots, coffee pots, can openers…OH MY it’s Christmas in March!!
WOW!! We have 1714 lbs of Capri Sun!! THANK YOU to Greencore USA for their generous donation of Capri Sun! You will be putting a lot of smiles on kid’s faces who receive weekly food from the Food Pantry.
Did you get your BURGER on?? Thank you to Meatheads of GE for supporting the GEFP on March 22nd, 2018 with 20% of their profits coming back to the Food Pantry to help us in turn feed our hungry neighbors in need. Meatheads is also continuing to collect NON perishable items in their store thru the end of the March. THANK YOU MEATHEADS!!
See the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry in action and learn why our mission to feed our hungry neighbors is more important now than ever.
In 2015, GEFP distributed $2.6 million in food to over 29,000 people, and we have literally out grown our space at Grace Lutheran Church. To accommodate this enormous growth, we have planned and budgeted for a modest expansion and reorganization of our current space. The new configuration will provide more client appointments to meet the growing need.
Although we have some committed funds for these changes, additional unexpected challenges are facing us. Pantry updates are needed to increase space and comply with village ordinances, new computers are critical to accommodating necessary software updates, and increasing operating costs are driven by a 14% increase in client services thus far in 2016. We are working hard to meet these challenges, but we need your help.
Please consider making a donation to help us meet these needs. While we continue to partner with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and local retailers in our community to squeeze as much value out of every dollar given, the demand for food assistance continues to grow. Your tax deductible gift will make a positive impact on local families in need.
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry expansion is scheduled to be completed by August 1, 2016, and we would love for you to see our changes in person during our normal operating hours. You can see your contributions at work, serving your community.
Thank you for your commitment to this valuable community resource. Your gift truly makes a difference in the lives of many
Glenbard West’s lacrosse team donated 34 boxes of cookie dough to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry as part of their annual team fund-raiser. The cookie dough that was donated came from fund-raiser orders – people who placed an order could add a box or more to donate.
Come join our high school GEIW Junior Volunteers for a morning on fun and fitness at Glenbard West High School on April 17, 2016. This group of high school students plans and organizes this event that raises money and awareness for our 22 deserving agencies. Click here for tickets.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry has seen tremendous growth is the demand for food assistance over the past three years: *** Actual 2013 Actual 2014 Actual 2015 Pounds Distributed 450,000 825,000 900,000 $$ value Distributed $1,110,778 $2,272,000 2,600,000 # Clients Served 17,500 22,000 29,000 A significant game changer for us has been the ability to recover food […]
St. Mark’s Boy Scouts Troup 44 helps with the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Thanksgiving Appeal Turkey Drive at Jewel on Roosevelt to raise money for over 550 families for a Turkey Dinner on Thanksgiving. The Scouts were able to connect with the customers of Jewel and raise approximately $1,040.00 for the food drive over the weekend of October 12th. St Mark’s Scouts and Leaders who gave up their time for the needy were David Felsenthal, Debora Felsenthal, Ian Marshall, Kathy Marshall, Rob Marshall, Simon Mstowski , Mitch Mstowski, Nolan Burke, Sam Nelson, Aileen Burke, Kathy Nelson, Nathan Blaim, Dody Hospes, Will Robinson and Ruth Hospes.