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.
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
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.
Location: Glen Ellyn Bible Church
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
Location: Residential homes in Naperville and Lombard
DuPage PADS: providing snacks once per week to 135 families
Bridge Communities: providing a laundry basket of essential groceries to stock the shelves of new residents
Teen Parent Connection: providing essential groceries twice per month to 10-20 teen parents