Our Programs

More than half of the Pantry’s groceries are distributed outside the walls and halls of our home at Grace Lutheran Church.  Because transportation is not always easy for our neighbors who are at risk of hunger, we bring the food to our neighbors who are at risk of hunger, where they need help the most. And these important services would not be possible without the support of our nonprofit partners.

Grocery Care Pack Program

Partner:               Exodus World Services https://exodusworldservice.org/

Neighbors:          About 150 refugee families in DuPage County receive essential groceries

Frequency:          Monthly – on the second Tuesday

Location:             Groceries are sorted at Parkview Community Church and distributed in volunteers cars to our neighbors.

2022 GCP – food 11-9

 SnakPak Program

Partner:               Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn  https://k04152.site.kiwanis.org/

Neighbors:          Low-income children  receive nutritious snacks for weekends when they have no access to free/reduced meals.

Frequency:         250  SnakPaks are distributed weekly through Glen Ellyn and Wheaton schools.

Location:             Sorting takes place at local churches

2022 SnakPak – food

Care Center Program

Partner:               Glen Ellyn Bible Church  https://www.gebible.org/care-center

Neighbors:          About 50 - 100 DuPage families are served a dinner and can shop for essential groceries.

Frequency:          Monthly

Location:             Glen Ellyn Bible Church

2022 Care Center

Senior Services

Partner:               Senior Home Sharing  https://www.seniorhomesharing.org/

Neighbors:          Essential groceries are delivered to residential homes which serve daily meals to 6-7 low-income seniors

Frequency:          Weekly

Location:             Residential homes in Naperville and Lombard

senior centrer

Veterans Services

Partner:               Midwest Shelter for Veteran Services  https://www.helpaveteran.org/

Summary:            Essential groceries are delivered to a home for 6-7 veterans

Frequency:         Weekly

Location:             Wheaton

veterans

Unique Partnerships

DuPage PADS: providing snacks once per week to 135 families

https://dupagepads.org/

 

Bridge Communities: providing a laundry basket of essential groceries to stock the shelves of new residents

https://www.bridgecommunities.org/index.html

 

Teen Parent Connection: providing essential groceries twice per month to 10-20 teen parents

https://teenparentconnection.org/

The Pantry will be closed for national holidays on July 4 & 5