Northern Illinois Food Bank

Rating: 4.97 stars   34 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 273 Dearborn Court Geneva IL 60134 USA

Mission: Northern Illinois Food Bank is a non-profit organization that engages the community in a commitment to feed our hungry neighbors. Across 13 counties, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to our more than 600 network partners – the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than 60,000 different people each week. The food bank has centers in Geneva (West Suburban Center), Lake County (North Suburban Center) and Loves Park (Northwest Center) and has an office in Joliet. Northern Illinois Food Bank serves the following counties: Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago. Our vision is for no one to be hungry in northern Illinois. Our mission is to lead the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships.
Results: Check out our annual report with highlights of the past year and stories from our volunteers and community members: http://solvehungertoday.org/AboutUs/~/media/ILStCharles112/Files/PDF/AboutUs/FY12%20Annual%20Report.ashx
Target demographics: Hungry neighbors across northern Illinois
Geographic areas served: 13 northern Illinois counties: Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago
Programs: Food distribution; Child Nutrition; Holiday Meal Boxes; Senior Food Boxes; Food Recovery; Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) Outreach; Community Nutrition
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I was looking to volunteer in the community when a friend mentioned Northern Illinois Food Bank. I was hooked from the 1st time. I now volunteer 2 times a month. I enjoy the time I spend volunteering. It is a wonderful thing that people can take time out of their busy lives/schedules to help others in need. It is during these hard time, that people need to pull togehter and help the less forturnate.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing my volunteering is making a difference in someone's life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I have previously served as the President of the Board and for the last ten years have coordinated our church's efforts to help NIFB from organizing bi-monthly volunteer opportunities to providing funding from the Deacon's Benevolence Fund at our church. Most recently I am working with NIFB to help get them exposure to the city council where I live as NIFB seeks grant financing for its capital campaign to buld a new facility. There is no organization like NIFB that I am aware of with a better staff or volunteer base to serve its cause.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff and volunteers have a true heart for the cause that they support. They utilize every resource they have to help fight against hunger in the counties that they serve. They are creative in their efforts and serve with a true love for people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

An awesome place to work and volunteer! It is a great way to give back to the community in a productive way as an individual, family or work group. NIFB provides an arena to develop awareness in the community regarding hunger and its impact on our neighbors. NIFB promotes an educational stance so that the larger community is aware of hunger's impact and how each person can particpate in the fight against hunger.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

everyone loves working together to fight against hunger. There are several programs and all are great-kids, seniors, women, people with disabilities all receing food.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

wipe out hunger!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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5 people found this review helpful

There is great satisfaction in knowing that my time can mean so much to others. Volunteering at NIFB has taught me the meaning of giving time so that others may not go hungry. A visit to a food pantry further brought this message home to me. The work NIFB does touches many lives and even though I'm in Illinois only six months per year, I'm proud to be a part of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visiting a food pantry and seeing people who really need the help provided by NIFB.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

My volunteer time is not set in stone. I can work any time that my schedule is free.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind and dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

put food on so many more tables.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I love working with the NIFB professionally and on a personal level. Volunteer days, food drives and exceptional people to work with. They enrich, educate and inform me about our community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fundraising events are wonderful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I see the NIFB trucks all over the suburbs of Chicago. They are a wonderful organization that I have worked with on multiple locations. They are based in the local community and exclusive serve the local community. We can only hope that more donations of food, supplies, and monetary amounts continue to help this organization do such great work

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many families that are suffering in these challenging economic times.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Boy Scout Troop 80 in St. Charles, IL has been been honored to work at the NIFB as a community service project for the last few years. During the Christmas holidays the food bank receives many volunteers. However, during the months of Jan., Feb., and Mar.- historically they have been in dire need of volunteer help. This is when we stepped in. The NIFB has greatly impacted the 40+ boys and their families within our troop. How? 1.) the emotional high of knowing that in some small way they have helped someone in need, and 2.) the camaraderie of spending time with friends and fellow scouters while doing a "good turn". I cannot praise this institution enought for its good work and willingness to allow us to help others.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the ways it has transformed the 40+ boys in our troop. It has allowed them to see another side of society that they don't see every day- one in need. These wonderful boys learned how to give their time to help others in need- an invaluable life lesson.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Our company volunteered for a day at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. It was truely an uplifting experience! I was great to see the passion and dedication of the staff. They were remarkable! This was a worthwhile venture for us and opened our eyes to the need and the cause. Bob Racette

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Volunteering my time and seeing the need and the passion and dedication of the staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

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2009-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I have been a recipient as well as a volunteer. NIFB reaches out to the community in volumes. Yesterday I was a volunteer at my house of worship ( Trinity Lutheran in Roselle ) Because of NIFB we were able to provide fresh healthy food to over 450 families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing first hand the families that benifit

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing that people that would have gone to bed hungry are not.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, professional, dedicated

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do exactly what they already do, only on a larger scale.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have now been involved with the NIFB for over eight years. More specifically, I work for a Food Company that donates product to the NIFB and through that relationship, my wife and I have also been lucky enough to work with the Great Team that makes things happen at the Foodbank. The entire organization is filled with dedicated professionals who care so very much about what they do in a challenging environment.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing first hand how it impacts people's lives

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and caring

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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