Thanks GW Lacrosse!

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Dropping off the donation are (from left) Robby Bystry, Sean Baker, Mitch Perez, Zach Majewski, Pat Mackey, Scott Hetzel, Carl Nelson and Will Browder

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.


Glen Ellyn/Wheaton CROP HUNGER WALK


Sunday, May 1

Walk. Give. Change the world.

St Matthews United Church of Christ
1420 S Gables Blvd
Wheaton, IL 60189
Registration: 1:00pm
Walk Start: 2:00pm
Benjamin Hafner
630-696-6929 (cell)

For more information visit:

Local Agencies: Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, People’s Resource Center, Interfaith Food Pantry, DuPage Senior Citizen Council

At the end of the Walk, we will be packing 200 Easy Meals.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items to be distributed between the Food Pantries. See your Recruiter or email Ben Hafner @ for more information on this.


Superhero of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

imageMeet Patrick O’Leary (aka the Incredible Hulk), one of the many superheroes who volunteer their awesome time and talents to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. A resident of Glen Ellyn for 46 years, Pat began volunteering at the Food Pantry in 2004, but his volunteering efforts began in Glen Ellyn in 1969 for HOPE, Inc. rehabbing homes. If he could be a superhero, he would be the Incredible Hulk … and he uses his HULK like powers to unload food and stock cases at the food pantry (plus GREEN is his favorite color).

Throughout his years of volunteering, his favorite and most memorable experience was an 8 year old girl donating her birthday presents. She had asked for food donations from her friends instead of traditional party gifts. Pat was particularly touched when this young girl asked when she could start to volunteer for the Food Pantry. Pat has also noticed the incredible growth of our local food pantry and the amount of food including meats, produce and bakery items donated from local businesses and the Northern Illinois Food Bank through the years.

Hulk Hero Fun Facts

Top Favorite Things at the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
• Feeding HIS children (literally)
• Seeing our clients treated with the utmost respect and patience.
• Working with so many wonderful people, staff, volunteers, clients and donors.

Favorite Food:
• Chocolate (ANYTHING)

What has changed about GE?
• So many more BIG houses and so many people needing a hand up.

The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry would not be the thriving metropolis it is without volunteers like Pat O’Leary and his SUPERHERO efforts. Thank You!

What SUPERHERO power do you possess within and how do you use it to be grateful and give back?!

By Jennifer Larrison and Jill Schultz



Construction Coming Soon

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Important News: Great things are happening at the Food Pantry! We are very blessed to be receiving additional Pantry space at Grace Church. As such, we will need to temporarily close the Food Pantry beginning May 30th. Construction and remodeling will continue through June and July, with a target of re-opening the Pantry and resuming client appointments on Monday, August 1st.
All of us at the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry are greatly appreciative of your volunteer efforts … enjoy the summer months and we look forward to seeing you again in August!


A Celebration of Tables


Join the Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club raise funds for the ever-deserving Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by attending the 5th annual A Celebration of Tables, a unique event that celebrates the art of entertaining.

Twenty uniquely themed tablescapes will transform the banquet hall of St. Mark’s Church in downtown Glen Ellyn on March 12, 10am-1pm. These lavishly decorated tables will give you ideas for your next party, and provide a truly fun and unique background for your next girls day out. It’s like walking into a live Pinterest… except with a mimosa and treats from Blackberry Market in hand!

Please spread the word about this wonderful Ladies Day Out! Bring a friend, sister, mother… it really is a fun event, and such a distinctive Glen Ellyn tradition. And the best part is that every ticket makes a difference for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.

Buy your tickets today at or in person at Marcel’s, Core Power Yoga, or St. Mark’s Church.



imageValentines Day and a SMILE will fill anyone’s heart with LOVE.  When recognizing those you love this Valentine’s Day, think of getting them a gift with a smile… AMAZON SMILE. Amazon SMILE is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry every time you shop, at no cost to you. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry receives .5% of your Amazon purchases.  Take a look at the variety of great Valentine’s Day gifts to choose from including jewelry, clothing, electronics and more.


Go to and sign-up to donate with Glen Ellyn Food Pantry… its FREE but worth so much in our efforts to support the food insecure in Glen Ellyn and our surrounding communities!


Tickets on Sale Now


The 32nd Annual GEIW Housewalk will be held on May 6th, 2016 from 10am-2pm & 5pm-9pm. This wonderful fundraiser allows residents from all over to tour fabulous homes in Glen Ellyn.

With the purchase of your ticket you will receive a Tour Guide Booklet at your first home, which includes your individual ticket, summaries of the featured homes, a raffle entry, as well as advertisements and coupons from area businesses and other supporters.

10 am – 2 pm & 5 pm – 9 pm