Northern Illinois Food Bank

Rating: 4.97 stars   34 reviews


273 Dearborn Court Geneva IL 60134 USA


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.


Check out our annual report with highlights of the past year and stories from our volunteers and community members:

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


Food distribution; Child Nutrition; Holiday Meal Boxes; Senior Food Boxes; Food Recovery; Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) Outreach; Community Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Lisa Scott & staff were outstanding and very thorough with the orientation and assistance provided to PACF for the establishment of our partnership. NIFB is an agency who provides more than great food, they provide the resources and programming to assist with the development of other area agencies, who are giving for continued community development. We are looking forward to doing "GREAT" work in the Chicagoland community with NIFB!

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

witnessing how they conduct business as an national recognized agency.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do what NIFB is doing by creating opportunities for giving and thinking BIG by relocating to a larger facility and to establish more locations globaly.

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

They operate in excellence from reception desk to warehouse logistics.

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

genuine and willing to help.

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

give to other agencies and become more visible in the local communities who are giving to make a difference in the world.

Ways to make it better...

I could have stayed longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

wondering if NIFB will we ever stop growing? My answer is NO!

One thing I'd also say is that...

keep up the GREAT work of feeding the world one person at a time!

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