Join the Capital Campaign

Food Builds Community

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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.
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.

Donor Naming Opportunities

This is a unique opportunity to see your family name or organization name displayed as a recognized donor to the new home of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Here are our exciting opportunities.

Naming Opportunity Gift Amount

Shopping Market $ 30,000
Market area, shelves of food items, meat, dairy and fresh produce RESERVED

Conference Room $ 30,000
Meeting space and classroom

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

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

Food Warehouse $ 20,000
Entire floor where shelf-sustainable items are stored

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

Executive Offices $ 15,000
Office for Executive Director

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

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

Produce Garden $ 5,000
Outdoor raised garden beds where seasonal produce is grown (2) ONE REMAINING

At the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, we feel blessed to have the opportunity, means and support to provide nutritious food options to our hungry neighbors especially during this unique time.

Faith Lutheran Church on Park Boulevard in Glen Ellyn has generously given us their old parsonage so that it could be fully renovated for use by our Pantry. The congregation of Faith Lutheran Church has fully embraced this project. We are so grateful!

Our goal is $900,000. This is to complete the renovation of the old parsonage.  We are also thrilled that 100% of Pantry Board Members have already donated to the Capital Campaign.

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

or
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

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.

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 easy shopping and delivery 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(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

Checks should be made out to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and please designate your donation to the Capital Campaign.

Questions? Email working4hunger@glenellynfoodpantry.org

Do you know who the Pantry serves?

Anyone who is seeking assistance in putting food on the table for themselves or their families is welcome. Food insecurity can stem from a job loss, a disability, inability to work, being a senior on a fixed income, or simply having difficulty making ends meet due to a variety of factors.

33, 000 people served annually, more than
12,000 are children, and
over 3,000 are senior citizens
725,000 meals distributed annually
100% privately funded through grants and
individual donations, a 501c3 organization

Our Impact

Every month, 2,700 neighbors from Glen Ellyn and surrounding communities walk through our doors seeking nutritious food to prepare for themselves and their families. Staff, Board Members and volunteers alike work four days per week to provide fresh produce, meat, dairy, bread and shelf stable goods to over 33,000 people across central DuPage county, one-third of which are children.
Our guests mean as much to us as we do to them. They are family. We strive to be the smile in their day that they may not otherwise experience. Sometimes we laugh with them; other times we cry.

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