El Famous Bowls Over the Pantry Feb. 1-7
The biggest game will pit the El Famous Burrito Lombard restaurant against the El Famous Burrito Glendale Heights restaurant in a battle to collect the most food for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry! From February 1 – 7, customers who donate at least one can of food on your curbside, carry-out or dine-in order will score one free taco valued at up to $2.75. If you forget your can, just round-up your check $2 and receive a taco coupon. Our homepage has our most needed food items. Go teams!
Share our Spirits: Bourbon and Whiskey on Jan. 29
Specialty spirits expert, Patrick Brophy, will host a fundraiser to benefit the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Participants will be guided through a tasting of the coolest bourbons and whiskeys via Zoom starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Cost is $200 per Zoom and participants can pick up their beverage samples and accoutrements – enough for 2 participants - in advance at the Pantry. Space is limited to 20 Zooms, so register early to reserve your spot. All proceeds will benefit the Pantry Capital Campaign to raise funds for the transformation of our new home.
Upcoming Food Drives
- Tuesday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Glen Ellyn Police Department (65 S. Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn)
- Tuesday, Nov 24, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Glen Ellyn Police Department (65 S. Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn)
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Presents Old-Fashioned Telethon on Nov. 1
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will host a free online variety show benefitting its capital campaign Building Fund to transform its new home. Viewers will enjoy an old-fashioned community concert telethon featuring acts by local entertainers via Zoom on Sunday, Nov. 1 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Gavin Coyle, the renowned Irish pop and folk singer and musician, will be featured along with: Anima - Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus; the McNulty Irish Dancers; the Youth Puppet Team from the Village Green Baptist Church; One Voice Outreach Choir; and comedian Amy Sherman. Additionally, famed artist Geoff Bevington - who recently painted the 28 feet by 17 feet Frida Kahlo mural on the Olive N' Vinnie's building in downtown Glen Ellyn - will complete a painting during the Telethon which will be auctioned off via Zoom before the end of the event.
During the show, the Pantry will share news about its capital campaign which will expand hunger relief efforts in the community. More than $650,000 has been raised toward the $900,000 Capital Campaign goal. The goal is for viewers to be inspired to donate by calling phone lines staffed by volunteers, or by donating online.
While the audience can view the event for free, registration is highly recommended. Those interested can also donate directly to the building fund. And from Oct. 9 to Nov. 9, every dollar donated to the Pantry will be matched by a generous donor, up to $25,000.
Virtual Wine & Cheese Tasting Benefits Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
Marche in Glen Ellyn’s lead cheese monger and assistant general manager, Steven Merkle, hosts an interactive session via Zoom on Nov. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. Guests will be guided through tasting the featured menu of wine and cheese perfect for a Thanksgiving table. On class day participants pick up their package in advance - plenty for two people - containing two wines, three cheeses plus tasty accoutrements. Registration is required and $140 of the $200 fee benefits the Pantry.
CITRUS SALE TO BENEFIT THE PANTRY
For the 34th year, the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn is selling citrus fruit to fund grants for local charitable organizations, including the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Orders for oranges or grapefruits need to be placed by Nov. 20. Click here to download the order form.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Presents “Cars Under The Stars” Fundraiser
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will host a drive-in concert featuring award-winning jazz musician, Alfonso Ponticelli, in "Cars Under the Stars" on Friday, Oct. 9, from 7-9 p.m. Ponticelli, whose style is self-described as "classic gypsy jazz," has been featured at the legendary Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago and has performed at opening night of Chicago's Millennium Park. He’ll appear live in the parking lot at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn.