About Us


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.

Our Story

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.


  • 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.
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The Pantry will be closed for national holidays on July 4 & 5