Big Boost for DuPage Co. Food Pantry

According to CBS-TV Chicago, as food pantries in DuPage County continue to struggle to keep up with demand, one provider – Glen Ellyn Food Pantry - has said they can now serve a lot more people thanks to a big move to a new home.

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MARCH 3, 2022

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.
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FEB. 11, 2022

Giving Out Tacos and Goodwill

The biggest game of the National Football League season happens this Sunday, but the competition has already begin for El Famous Burrito and the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
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OCT. 6, 2021

‘Will & Grace’ star Sean Hayes adds celebrity to Pantry Fundraiser

Sean Hayes will pick the winning ticket in a raffle for highly sought-after bottles of bourbon in a fundraiser for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry that closes Oct. 10.

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July 21, 2021

Church Makes Hunger History

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.

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MAY 26, 2021

Construction to Begin on new Home for Pantry

The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will extend thousands of welcomes when it serves families out of the 100-year-old building starting later this year.

MAY 18, 2021

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.

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MAY 2, 2021

Pantry to host Celebrity Tequila Fundraiser

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Patrick Brophy, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry’s “spirits expert,” will host a virtual celebrity tequila fundraiser on Friday, May 7.

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APRIL 14, 2021

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…

MARCH 30, 2021

How the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry continues to help feed thousands

The coronavirus pandemic has caused unemployment rates to spike causing many Americans to wonder how they will feed their families. As food insecurity rises, so does the pressure placed on food banks.

MARCH 24, 2021

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.

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FEBRUARY 25, 2021

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.

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JANUARY 29, 2021

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.

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The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry is Expanding

For over 40 years, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry has been distributing groceries to our neighbors in need, working towards “making hunger history” in Glen Ellyn and surrounding communities.

DECEMBER 2, 2020

Patch Holiday Food Drive In DuPage Co.

The Patch Holiday Food Drive is raising money for Feeding America and the food banks, pantries and meal programs in DuPage County – including the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. Check it out!

NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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.

NOVEMBER 13, 2020

This nonprofit is seeking a corporate match

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.

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OCTOBER 22, 2020

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.


Drive-In Concert Fundraiser To Aid Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

The "Cars Under the Stars" drive-in concert will feature live jazz by Alfonso Ponticelli.

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'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!)

MAY 27, 2020

Food Pantries See Surge In Demand As Pandemic Hammers Economy

While the pandemic means little to no foot traffic at many businesses, it’s meant the opposite for food pantries, including one in the well-to-do western suburbs.

MAY 1, 2020

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry looking for help to keep serving those in need

“Their mortgages don’t stop, their insurance costs don’t stop,” said Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Board President Paula Nugent. “You suddenly go from a good lifestyle to needing help.”


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Glen Ellyn Food Pantry remodels to meet rising need

AUG 18 2014

Study Reveals the New Face of Hunger in America

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)

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JULY 2014

Community Voices

What does hunger look like in our Community?

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JUNE 6, 2017

Precision Shopping Cart Brigade Marches for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry in GE 4th of July Parade

Precision marchers fill their carts with non perishable groceries donated by the crowds at the Glen Ellyn 4th of July Parade.


Susan Papierski
Executive Director

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
+1 630 469-8668

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