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  

4 people found this review helpful

The first time I was involved with The Northern Illinois Food Bank was with our Racing series. Heartland Drag Racing Association did a charity event "Race Away Hunger" to help raise finacial donations for the food bank. The secong time I have been able to help is with Walmart. I work at Plano store 1003 and Walmart is also sending in donations to NIFB. NIFB does and awesome job.

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

Very friendly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I love eating, so I really support NIFB's mission. I have been volunteering there for over 10 years, and have watched the operation grow, year over year, to meet the needs of hungry people in Illinois. They now have more volunteers, more food donors, more financial contributions, more food delivered to hungry people than ever before. And yet it is still both a fun place to volunteer and a trustworthy place to donate money.

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

feeling that I am giving back to the community in a very fundamental way.

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

hardworking, socially conscious, dedicated

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

fund the building of the new warehouse planned to start next year (2010),

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  

5 people found this review helpful

The people who run this organization CARE! They work with limited resources and accomplish a trmendous feat. They find ways to do the impossible.

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

their approach to serving is very business like, they strive to maximize their resources.

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

extreamly caring and devoted to their cause.

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

help minimize the the hunger in the counties they serve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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