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Family Outreach Program Food Pantry Program

Family Outreach Program is partnered with Northern Illinois Food Bank

Providing assistance for your community

The Northern Illinois Food Bank records indicate that The Family Outreach Program alone distributed more than 1,560,800 pounds of food in 2013. The need is greater than ever and every week families call in for help who never have had to rely on a food pantry before.  Weekly we hand out about 300 + boxes (55 + pounds of groceries) to families, seniors, and unemployed persons.  We invite you to call to join us in helping our neighbors.


Weekly Operations
Day of the WeekLocation
Thursday Family Outreach Program Food Pantry has a distribution to the qualified public between 7:00 AM to 9:00 Am Thursday mornings. Cars line up in the northwestern side of the parking lot behind Hillcrest Shopping Center at the corner of Weber and Plainfield Road in Crest Hill, Illinois. 300 families are served between theses two hours through our mobile unit. Clients of the food pantry must be elibible residentially and signing that they are below the poverty line as shown on signature pages provided by the Department of Human Services. Call before hand to verify.
All WeekVolunteers and community service persons engage in a variety of activities including food pick-ups, answering hot line, fund raising, and necessary pantry maintenance. Call to get onboard!
Additional LocationsSurplus food and other donations may be shared with Daybreak Shelter, Guardian Angel Home, Groundwork, Steppingstones, Ceda Southwest Development Associates, Joliet; and DuPage Township Pantry, Romeoville. (Removed Hideaway Lakes Campground, and Streator Outreach Charity .)
Family Outreach Program has for the past Year also coordinated with the following non profit agencies to assist families in need.
  1. Ceda Southwest Development Associates
    Assistance with bedding and furniture for needy clients
  2. Will Country Crisis Line
    Donations of emergency food product  to distressed persons calling the Crises hotline
  3. Daybreak (Homeless Shelter and rehabilitation)
    Donations of food and assistance with the needs of homeless clients.
  4. Stepping Stones (Drug rehabilitation center)
    Donations of food.
  5. DesPlaines Valley Public Library Donations of books, inspirational material, refreshments for events, bean bags and seating for  children.


Jean Marsh Daily Viewpoint Article for Family Outreach Program
More than 1,560,800 pounds of food distributed in 2013 during our weekly events