“Be a Neighbor – Feed a Neighbor”

Direct Connect

The Direct Connect program is Northern Illinois Food Bank’s newly named segment of
its Retail Donation Program where Network Partners are linked directly with retailers.
The goal of the program is to donate as much edible product as possible for
distribution to people in need of food assistance.

  • We have 42 volunteers picking up
  • We pick-up from various locations six days a week  
  • Locations include Jewel (East and West), Target, Costco, Aldi and Trader Joe’s

Corporate Grants

United Airlines "EcoSkies" Grant - We have been awarded a $5,000 grant from United
that will be used to build a greenhouse on the grounds.  Watch for updates

We have been awarded a Johnny Selected Seeds (we can use their logo as well) grant
in April 2013 which provided us the seeds to build our garden for this year.  Seeds
provided included:

Bunching Onions
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard
Yellow Onions

Please visit their website http://www.johnnyseeds.com and like them on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/JohnnySeeds in support of their donation to the pantry.

For updates, visit our Facebook page as this is continuously updated throughout the
growing season.