Northern Illinios Food Bank

Community Center in Waukegan, IL
Community Center in Waukegan, IL Northern Illinois Food Bank, a non-profit, 501(c)3) charity organization and member of Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network) was established in May 1983 in Wheaton, Illinois and distributed 7, 000 pounds of food in its 1st month. NIFB has grown tremendously in the past 27 years - distributing more than 36. 5 million pounds of food in 2010 and currently serving over 520 food-assistance sites in 13 northern Illinois counties. In 1995, Northern Illinois Food Bank relocated its headquarters to St. Charles, Illinois.

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473 Keller Dr
Waukegan, IL
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Northern Illinios Food Bank
read moreThe decision to visit a food pantry is often a difficult choice for our neighbors. Between the stigma surrounding pantries and common misconceptions about how the system works, many people do not seek the assistance they need.
About Us
read moreIn addition to volunteering and tours at each of our four centers, our West Suburban Center in Geneva offers state-of-the-art meeting spaces and a demonstration kitchen, making it easy to create a full- or half-day teambuilding experience for your group. Our Center in Rockford also offers a meeting space for groups. Join us to see first-hand how Northern Illinois Food Bank provides nutritious food to those in need by acquiring, storing, and distributing millions of pounds of food each month. This behind the- scenes tour provides a rare glimpse into all the major spaces of our facilities allowing you to learn more about solving hunger in Northern Illinois.
Volunteer Opportunities
read moreDo you have an interest in working with volunteer groups during food sorting and packing shifts? Here's a unique opportunity to give back while learning to lead packing projects and manage volunteers ages 8 and up. Training is provided, and the minimum time commitment is at least two volunteer shifts per month. Weekday mornings and afternoons, evenings, and Saturday morning shifts are available. This opportunity is available all year long and was formerly referred to as the VolunTeen Program. Any interest or questions, send an email to
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