Hunger is a Critical Issue in the Greater Elgin Community
“The food I receive at Food For Greater Elgin is the difference between feeding my children and sending them to bed hungry. Thanks!” Pam
First Responder to Hunger
Food For Greater Elgin is a Regional Client-Choice Food Pantry serving low income residents in Elgin, South Elgin, and East Dundee. Individuals and families in need can receive meat, fresh produce, dairy, deli and shelf stable items during their visits. Food For Greater Elgin serves 1,200 families each month, feeding 5,500 individuals in those households, of whom nearly half are children.
Offering Innovative Approaches
➢ Client-Choice – Families shop with grocery carts, choosing food items rather than receiving pre-bagged groceries.
➢ Warehouse Environment – Optimal for acquisition of truckloads of food, storage, and client choice floor space.
➢ Full Service – Five client-choice food distributions every week, including weekends and evenings.