Host a Food & Fund Drive Today!

Every $1 donated helps provide $8 worth of groceries

Northern Illinois Food Bank relies on people like you to help us feed our hungry neighbors.  Hosting a Food and Fund Drive is the easiest way for you and your coworkers, friends and family, to join the Food Bank in solving hunger. 

Ready to make an impact?  Here's how:

  1. Register your food and fund drive by clicking the "Register" button below.  This will automatically create a fundraising page for you and/or your team.  The food bank appreciates your food collections but monetary donations allow the food bank to purchase items specific to the needs of hungry neighbors in our community.  For more, visit our FAQ page!                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  2. Pick-up boxes, posters at any Food Bank location, or download posters here.  This is an optional step.  Our food bank boxes are branded with our logo, letting your community know where their donations are going.  Use posters to advertise your food drive in your office, at your church or at your school.  And/or - download our poster and blast it out via email or post on social media!  For more, visit our FAQ page.  Please note:  we are not able to deliver boxes or posters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  3. Collect food & funds to feed your hungry neighbors!  This is the fun part!  Get the word out to your supporters and encourage them to give food or direct them to your fundraising page so they can donate online as well!                                                                                                                                                          
  4. Drop off your food donations at any Food Bank Location, or affiliated Food Pantry Partner location.  Northern Illinois Food Bank is the distribution hub for a network of over 900 food pantries, churches, soup kitchens etc. who regularly order food from the food bank to feed hungry neighbors.  Physical food collections benefit our food pantry partners by alleviating their costs so they can order much needed items like meat, milk and toiletries from Northern Illinois Food Bank.  (More on this in the FAQs).  Use this tool to find a Food Bank-affiliated pantry near you - just search by zipcode!  Many pantries may also be able to arrange for your donations to be picked up.   

Thank you for everything you do to feed hungry neighbors in our community!

Check out all of the great support from neighbors just like you helping to solve hunger in Northern Illinois!

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$108,519.15

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$118,000.00

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