Family Outreach Program 866-730-9567


Family Outreach Program Food Pantry

Family Outreach Program Food Pantry is open 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.

WJOL Interview With Our Founder, Larry George

new year post holiday breakfast at Southern Bell Pancake House in Crest Hill, IL
Christmas week food distribution volunteers pose on distribution site 2014
Volunteers pre-pack boxes in storage center.
Food pantry volunteers Allison and Maria
Volunteers before Thursday distribution in front of car line up
Army volunteers relaxing after volunteering at pantry
Volunteers after distributing food on Thursday
Volunteers packing boxes at pantry

Mission Statement: Family Outreach Program, Inc. is committed to bring nutritious balanced food to persons and families living under the poverty level. It serves Northern Illinois.

Family Outreach Program, Inc. is a federally registered 5 01 (C) (3) non-profit organization, and an Illinois registered Not for Profit organization. It is partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of America's Second Harvest -- the nation's food bank network.

Family Outreach Program, Inc. is an independent charity which is not based on religion, politics or ideology except for the betterment of society, nor is it associated with any other organization. Family Outreach Program, Inc. also does not discriminate against any race, creed or religion.

Our Goals & Activities
  • Collect and distribute quantities of healthful and nutritious food to area families in need, food pantries and homeless shelters in the Greater Chicago Area.
  • Offer food in response to emergency referrals from the area crisis hotline, township office, and local police department.
  • Our Thursday A.M. our drive through Crest Hill Food Pantry donates a banana box (about 40 lbs) of various healthful food items to approximately 260 qualifying families weekly. The need is growing as many call each week who have never found themselves in need of a pantry before.
  • Persons far from our area benefit from our food hotline toll free referral service to find pantries in their area: 866-730-9567
  • Volunteer and Community Service hours may be scheduled by calling 815-730-9567. You will receive paper work as proof of hours served. We cannot complete our goals and activities without you!

Special Thanks

A special thank you to Dorothy Camden of Carillon Lakes Homeowners Association volunteers for donating a truck load of boxed food productrs for the Crest Hill food pantry

George of Southern Belle's Pancake House & Restaurant hosted a Christmas Dinner for Crest Hill clients of the food pantry on the 19th of December! Then on the 22nd he hosted Family Outreach Program volunteers! Thank you George!

A special thank you to Carnitas Don Rafa Mexican Restaurant on Plainfield Road in Crest Hill, IL for it's continued generosity to offer food to feed the needy!

A special thanks to Tina Oberlin and Candy Thuringer of the City of Crest Hill events committee for thier donation of $500 dollars

Thank you Klem's Pizza for giving food to volunteers

Thank you Homer Tree Service for removing dead trees from the pantry property

If you would like to help with a financial contribution towards any of our projects you can make an online donation by clicking the donate button. If you would like to help by volunteering your time please click here to fill out the form.

Insituform, Inc. official presents Family Outreach Program director Larry George with a greatly needed grant.
Lawrence receiving grant from Joliet Junior College for Family Outreach Program, Inc on 4-25-2013
Family Outreach Program Food Pantry volunteers display their certificates of appreciation for 2014