Capital Campaign Fundraising Complete!

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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.

 

In 2019, 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. By March 2021, we accomplished our goal of raising $900,000. To support our goal, 100% of Pantry Board Members donated to the Capital Campaign. A $50,000 match by the JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation is the gift that pushed the Campaign over its goal.

 

The Village of Glen Ellyn Board of Trustees unanimously approved building plans for the transformation of the Pantry’s new home at 55 N. Park, at its February 2021 meeting. The new location will provide more convenient access for neighbors at risk of hunger closer to the Roosevelt Road corridor and public transportation. GreenLight Construction Group of West Chicago, with three generations of experience, was selected to do the construction which is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

Help us renovate our NEW HOME

Creative Ways to Continue Your Support

Though the Capital Campaign is complete, the Pantry has ongoing financial needs to support our weekly operations serving our neighbors at risk of hunger. Please consider making a one-time donation to our General Fund, or increasing your impact with the following options:

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.

Make your Donation Recurring
A monthly or quarterly gift allows your financial impact to the Pantry to be spread across the entire year.

Apply for an Employee Match
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.

 Donate Stocks
A gift of appreciated securities supports the work of the 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.

Arrange for a Bequest
We have instructions on how to include the Pantry in your will or the will of a loved one.

Thanks to our New Home Naming Donors!

Outdoor Entry: $20,000
JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation

Executive Offices: $15,000
O’Mara family

Staff Offices:  $15,000
Paula Nugent and family

Pantry Elevator: $20,000
JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation

Front Walkway: $10,000
JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation

Shopping Market: $50,000
French family

Community Room: $25,000
Rotary Club

Demonstration Kitchen: $25,000
Darnall family

Welcome Area: $20,000
Evans family

Food Warehouse: $20,000
Hornbrook family

Loading Dock: $10,000
McLaughlin family

Recyclable Baler: $10,000
Berg family

New Trees: $5,000 each
Rahal family
Anderson family
Dorn family
Bollettino family

Produce Garden: $5,000 each
Fort family
Durlkawski family

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
or
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 working4hunger@glenellynfoodpantry.org