Join the Capital Campaign

Food Builds Community


The Future is Now

The needs of our community have outgrown the space available to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry at Grace Lutheran Church, the Pantry's first and only home. To address the issues of food security in our community, the Pantry needs more space to sort, package and distribute food.
Last year, we were gifted with a home parsonage owned by Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, and we began a campaign to raise funds specifically to renovate it to meet our growing needs. We are more than halfway to our goal of $900,000, and we cannot begin the renovations until we meet our target through donations and pledges.
We are thrilled that 100% of Pantry Board Members have already donated to the Capital Campaign. Now, we are reaching out to the community for your support.

Help us renovate our NEW HOME

Click the button above to donate directly to the capital campaign online. Fees apply

Mail a Check, payable to

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
493 Forest Ave.
Glen Ellyn, Il 60137
Please write on the check "Capital Campaign"

Click the button above to download the pledge card. This allows you to make a pledge and pay for it over time. Pledges will be due for completion on 12/31/2022. Just print the card, fill it out and mail to:

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
493 Forest Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Creative Ways to Give

Buy A Brick

Bricks purchased and customized by donors like you will greet thousands of our neighbors who visit us our new home for assistance. Check out the easy online form to place your order (preferred option), or order by mail.

Matching Gifts
Many employers will match gifts you make to any 501©3 organization. Contact your human resources department to find out if this benefit is offered to you. We are happy to complete any required forms to help make this happen.

Gifts of Stock
A gift of appreciated securities supports the work of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and may also offer tax advantages for you. Consult your tax advisor for advice specific to your situation. To donate stock, or for more information, please contact the pantry.

New Home Naming Opportunities

This is a unique opportunity to see your family or organization name displayed as a recognized donor to the new home of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Call 630-469-8668 to learn more.


Outdoor Entry: Street sign that marks driveway to the pantry
$ 20,000

Executive Offices: Office for Executive Director
$ 15,000

Staff Offices: Open office area for administrative, operations
$ 15,000

New Tree (3): New landscaping will include 3 new trees
$5,000 each


Shopping Market: Shelves of food items, meat, dairy, fresh produce
$ 50,000

Community Room: Meeting space and classroom
$ 25,000

Demonstration Kitchen: * Food samples, cooking classes and more
$ 25,000

Welcome Area: Greeting space where clients and visitors enter
$ 25,000

Food Warehouse: Entire floor for shelf-sustainable food storage
$ 20,000

Loading Dock: Street level entry for food delivery
$ 10,000

Baler: Equipment to bale recyclable cardboard

Produce Garden (2): Outdoor raised garden beds of seasonal produce
$ 5,000 each

Capital Campaign FAQs

The Pantry is passionate about helping those experiencing food insecurity and ensuring those who have fallen on tough times receive proper nutrition. Dedicated space is needed to better serve working families by offering more open hours and additional food-centered services.

The building will continue to look like a residential home from the street but will be renovated to provide access on the side and back of the house, along with other modifications and  improvements.

Donations are accepted as a single, lump sum or any multi-month or year pledge completed by December 31, 2022.
Naming options--$5,000-$100,000—available by request.

Thank you! We invite you to send a check or a pledge card to the Pantry office at 493 Forest Ave. in Glen Ellyn
Donate online HERE

Checks should be made out to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and please designate your donation to the Capital Campaign. (Note: Checks are preferred for larger donations to avoid online fees.)

If you are interested in pledging an amount over time, please click here for a pledge card, or stop by the Pantry to pick one up. Deadline is Dec. 31, 2022.

Questions? Email