See the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry in action and learn why our mission to feed our hungry neighbors is more important now than ever.
In 2015, GEFP distributed $2.6 million in food to over 29,000 people, and we have literally out grown our space at Grace Lutheran Church. To accommodate this enormous growth, we have planned and budgeted for a modest expansion and reorganization of our current space. The new configuration will provide more client appointments to meet the growing need.
Although we have some committed funds for these changes, additional unexpected challenges are facing us. Pantry updates are needed to increase space and comply with village ordinances, new computers are critical to accommodating necessary software updates, and increasing operating costs are driven by a 14% increase in client services thus far in 2016. We are working hard to meet these challenges, but we need your help.
Please consider making a donation to help us meet these needs. While we continue to partner with the Northern Illinois Food Bank and local retailers in our community to squeeze as much value out of every dollar given, the demand for food assistance continues to grow. Your tax deductible gift will make a positive impact on local families in need.
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry expansion is scheduled to be completed by August 1, 2016, and we would love for you to see our changes in person during our normal operating hours. You can see your contributions at work, serving your community.
Thank you for your commitment to this valuable community resource. Your gift truly makes a difference in the lives of many
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.
Come join our high school GEIW Junior Volunteers for a morning on fun and fitness at Glenbard West High School on April 17, 2016. This group of high school students plans and organizes this event that raises money and awareness for our 22 deserving agencies. Click here for tickets.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry has seen tremendous growth is the demand for food assistance over the past three years: *** Actual 2013 Actual 2014 Actual 2015 Pounds Distributed 450,000 825,000 900,000 $$ value Distributed $1,110,778 $2,272,000 2,600,000 # Clients Served 17,500 22,000 29,000 A significant game changer for us has been the ability to recover food […]
St. Mark’s Boy Scouts Troup 44 helps with the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Thanksgiving Appeal Turkey Drive at Jewel on Roosevelt to raise money for over 550 families for a Turkey Dinner on Thanksgiving. The Scouts were able to connect with the customers of Jewel and raise approximately $1,040.00 for the food drive over the weekend of October 12th. St Mark’s Scouts and Leaders who gave up their time for the needy were David Felsenthal, Debora Felsenthal, Ian Marshall, Kathy Marshall, Rob Marshall, Simon Mstowski , Mitch Mstowski, Nolan Burke, Sam Nelson, Aileen Burke, Kathy Nelson, Nathan Blaim, Dody Hospes, Will Robinson and Ruth Hospes.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry needs your help to distribute 550 Thanksgiving Food Boxes to our hungry neighbors this year. Your tax-deductible donation of $50 will provide a 12-14 pound turkey, a box of non-perishable food and perishable food items (milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs) for a local family in need. Any contribution is welcome. Without our generous donors, we would not be able to feed those in need. We thank you for your support! Please make checks payable to Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, and mail to 493 Forest Ave. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
Friday, June 5th, 2015, 10:45 am &7:30 pm HPF, Glen Ellyn Corepower Yoga, $20 minimum suggested donation. Class will be heated to a gentle 92 degrees and will include both meditative and detoxifying qualities, as well as some vinyasa flow. Class will be limited to 40 participants. For more info, email email@example.com.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Inc. AmazonSmile Mother’s Day Link: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D502659011&ein=36-3423123
A Celebration of Tables, an annual community and charity event hosted by Glen Ellyn Newcomers Club, celebrates the club’s 60+ year history of hospitality. This unique event showcases 20 themed tablescapes, styled by Newcomers members, to celebrate hospitality and the joy of entertaining.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015 from 10am-1pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 393 N. Main St. Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Tickets available online and in downtown Glen Ellyn during March 2015. This event will benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.