The food pantry will be closed on Thursday, the 24th for Thanksgiving. Distribution will take place behind the Hillcrest Shopping center during usual hours on Wednesday, the 23rd.
WJOL Interview With Our Founder, Larry George
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!
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.