DuPage County organizations team up to offer groceries, friendship to area refugees
Moving to a new country with only a few possessions and no knowledge of the language or culture can be daunting. Add in a pandemic and it is downright terrifying. But refugees living in DuPage County should know they are not alone thanks to Exodus World Service and the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
There is a phrase in Irish Gaelic, “céad míle fáilte,” which means “a hundred thousand welcomes.” It couldn’t have been more appropriate that a plaque engraved with those very words was found on the front door of a 100-year old parsonage at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn—the building that is now undergoing renovations to serve as the new location for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Breaks Ground, 'Touched' By Local Support
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry has come a long way since 1979, when a youth group started providing food staples out of a church closet. That's about to change in the near future, as Glen Ellyn Food Pantry recently broke ground on its new home in a century-old parsonage at Faith Lutheran Church.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry set to move and expand thanks to community’s help
The leadership of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is grateful that so many stepped up in “a year like no other” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a transformational time for the Pantry, a nonprofit that was founded in 1979…
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry raises nearly $1M for new headquarters
A west suburban food pantry is growing along with the area’s need. The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry says it has reached its $900,000 campaign goal to renovate the 100-year-old parsonage at Faith Lutheran Church and turn it into its new headquarters.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry gets village approval for move to new home
Pantry leaders say they’re “exceptionally close” to meeting a $900,000 fundraising goal to turn a former church parsonage into its new headquarters. And this week, village trustees unanimously approved plans to allow the pantry to renovate and relocate to the parsonage next to Faith Lutheran Church.
Glen Ellyn real estate office donates $2,000 to Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
The Glen Ellyn office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago and the firm's philanthropic arm, the Kindness Foundation, announced that they donated $2,000 to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry in December.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Nears Goal For New Headquarters
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is well on its way to raise funds to transform an old parsonage into its new headquarters. To date, the food pantry has raised $700,000 of its $900,000 goal to fund the project.
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry was just building momentum in its fundraising for a new facility when the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March. That momentum stopped cold, and while it has warmed up again, the food pantry finds itself behind schedule in its fundraising.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to put on a telethon, 2020-style
A prime-time variety show next month won’t have a studio audience, a sharp-dressed ringmaster or a ring-a-ding-ding musical guest. But a fundraiser for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will re-create the live magic of a TV telethon of yesteryear.
'We cannot fail': Glen Ellyn Food Pantry hosts fundraisers for new home.
Glen Ellyn Board President, Paula Nugent, is working through all the upheavals in an effort to relocate the pantry to new headquarters after running out of space in a downtown church, its only home for more than 40 years. (click below to read the story!)
Recent study finds 46 million people rely on food banks daily, and disturbing numbers for Chicago-area families. Families can find resources at solvehungertoday.org. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. (Published Monday, Aug 18, 2014)