Making Hunger History

COVID-19 REPONSE

The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is here to help during the COVID-19 virus pandemic. As many people are losing work hours and income, the food pantry is experiencing more demand for our services.

FOR CLIENTS:
We are doing our best to serve everyone as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have instituted a no-contact process for food distribution. Call 630-469-8668.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Financial contribution are greatly appreciated at this time!
We are also in need of these items:

Brown and White Rice Pickles/Relish
Canned Fruit Jelly
Sugar/Flour Cookies
Dish Soap/Hand Soap Laundry Detergent
Deodorant Paper Towels

We thank you for your support during this difficult time… God bless and stay healthy!

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Cars Under the Stars

An Evening with Alfonso Ponticelli - benefiting the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry's Building Fund
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Join us for a drive-in concert featuring award-winning jazz musician, Alfonso Ponticelli, in "Cars Under the Stars" on Friday, 10/9 from 7-9pm. Ponticelli was featured at the legendary Green Mill jazz club and we're excited to host him in the parking lot at Faith Lutheran Church (41 N. Park Blvd). Enjoy the concert from your car!

Advance tickets are required, and are available online for $50 (an additional $1.80 service fee will be added). Each ticket includes entry for one car (up to 4 individuals). Proceeds will support the Pantry Building Fund and the renovation of our new home. This special event is expected to sell out so buy your tickets soon! Please keep in mind that refreshments will not be available due to COVID-19 guidelines.

For tickets visit, click here. Can't make it? Please consider donating directly to our building fund. We appreciate your support! To learn more about the capital campaign and the great work the Pantry is doing in your community by visiting this link.

For 35 years we have been distributing groceries to our neighbors in need.  We are passionate about helping those who have fallen on hard times.

INDIVIDUALS SERVED

33,000

POUNDS OF FOOD

700,000

NUMBER OF MEALS SERVED

585,000

OUR MISSION

We are passionate about helping those experiencing food insecurity...passionate about making sure those who have fallen on hard times receive proper nutrition...passionate about ensuring children have access to a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner so they can do their best at school...and simply put, passionate about carrying out God's work in our community.

AT A GLANCE


Philosophy & History

The Philosophy behind the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is very simple … our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, told us to feed the hungry (Matthew 25:31).  This is the philosophy we maintain each and every day.  He did not say ‘form a bureaucracy to feed the hungry’ or ‘make sure you only feed the deserving poor.’  He told us ..Read More 


Annual Statistics

  • 9,000 families served
  • 33,000 individuals served
  • 46,000 bags of food distributed
  • 700,000 pounds of food distributed
  • 585,000 meals distributed


Our Team

  • Executive Director: Laura Glaza
  • Director of Finance: Monica Sowers
  • Admin Coordinator: Jodi Hefler
  • Pantry Supervisor: Terri Venzon
  • Pantry Assistant - Lead: Mary Pat Watt
  • Operations Manager: Rich Wloszek
  • Food Recovery – Lead: Donna Blake

Board of Directors                  Team Bios

Hours of Operation

Monday :  9 am – 3 pm
Tuesday:   9 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday:  9 am – 3 pm
Thursday:      9 am – 3 pm
Friday:  9 am – noon

Directions / Map

Client Appt. Hours

Monday - Thursday:
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Tuesday:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CLOSED Fri., Sat., &  Sun.

Client Walk-in Hours

Monday - Thursday:
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday:
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

CLOSED Fri., Sat., &  Sun.

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