To provide essential groceries and support to our neighbors at risk of hunger through a collaboration of local churches and the broader community.
An engaged community where the nutritional needs of all our neighbors are met.
In 1979, a youth group at Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn put their faith into action to help their neighbors at risk of hunger. That spirit inspired the mission of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and, more than 40 years later, the need for our services is greater than ever.
Today, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is an ecumenical endeavor of 14 Glen Ellyn churches collaborating with the community and “making hunger history” in central DuPage County, Ill. We serve 12 communities: Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lisle, Lombard, Villa Park, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield.
Food Pantry by the Numbers
- 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit
- 100% privately funded through private donations and grants.
- Platinum rating on GuideStar.
- 94% of budget dedicated to programs and services.
GLEN ELLYN FOOD PANTRY POLICY REGARDING REQUESTS FOR ENDORSEMENTS/PROMOTIONS JULY 2022
In order to adhere to its specific mission to provide essential groceries to neighbors in need and to retain its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will not promote any political candidate, position or issue; nor provide any election information to its staff, clients, volunteers, donors, vendors, board members or to the public.
Additionally, other requests of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to endorse/promote any person, group, product, or issue must be approved by its Executive Board of Directors.