Who we are
We are a food pantry serving 21,000 children and their families, as well as employees and staff, of Community Unit School District 300, the sixth largest school district in Illinois.
In order to protect your privacy, the D300 Food Pantry has provided this notice explaining our practices in handling the information of donor/volunteer/other stakeholders who engage with our pantry (known as patrons in this document).
The D300 Food Pantry is committed to respecting the privacy of our patrons and pledges its best efforts to that end. In general, you can visit D300 Food Pantry on the web without telling us who you are or revealing anything about yourself.
Our web server automatically recognizes each visitor’s domain name, but does not automatically collect personally identifiable information. There are times, however, such as when you make a donation, sign up to volunteer, register for assistance, or register for our email list, that we will collect specific information. If you choose to provide personally identifiable data, you may receive future information from us–by mail or electronically –advising you of upcoming events, services, or volunteer and support opportunities. We do not “share,” “rent,” or “sell” any information collected on our website, other than as necessary to support our patrons needing assistance, which is shared with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
In addition, donor information – which includes address, phone, and email –collected through offline channels by D300 Food Pantry is not shared, rented or sold to any other organizations. Donor information provided to the D300 Food Bank will only be used by us for purposes of furthering our mission.
You may choose not to receive such information and/or to allow D300 Food Pantry to use your information in the manner described above by simply notifying us via email or at 847-783-7030 or click the unsubscribe link in the emails. Upon receipt and processing of an “opt out” request, D300 Food Pantry will, within its commercially reasonable amount of time, remove your information from any future marketing communications.
All content and materials on the Site including, without limitation, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips and software included in the Site and any services offered on the Site, are the property of D300 Food Pantry, its sponsors or business affiliates, and/or their respective licensors, and are subject to U.S. and international Intellectual Property Rights laws. Except to the minimum extent otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying or exploitation of material from the Site is permitted except expressly in accordance with these Terms or with the express written permission of D300 Food Pantry and any other applicable copyright owner. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by virtue of downloading copyrighted material from the Site. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are reserved to D300 Food Pantry.
Note to Parents
We are pleased when young people visit the website of D300 Food Pantry to learn more about the organization and the problem of hunger across northern Illinois. D300 Food Pantry does not knowingly solicit data from children and does not knowingly market to children.
In order to provide a more comprehensive and useful site, this website contains links to other external websites. D300 Food Pantry is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites.
Security of Your Data for Families Registering for Assistance
The D300 Food Pantry and Northern Illinois Food Bank respects your information and wants to ensure it remains private. Providing information electronically can be safer than providing information on paper. Only certain staff and volunteers can log in to the system, and each person has been trained and has signed an agreement to keep your information private. We may use your personal information for a variety of reasons:
- To Improve Our Programs: We may use your information to improve our programs or activities. For example, staff may look at information to review the quality of services that people receive.
- To Do Research: We may use your information for research and analysis. Any reports produced with the data will not identify your individual information. Our staff and volunteers will only share your information with qualified persons outside of our agency.
- To Connect You with Other Programs: At your request, we may share your personal information to see if you are eligible for other benefits or programs such as Social Security benefits or SNAP.
- To Report Abuse, Harm or Neglect: We are required by law to report any cases of suspected abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults. We are also required to share information about you to law enforcement in certain cases, for example, if you cause harm to a member of our staff, another client, or if you damage our property. We may also share your personal information in case of a threat to the public, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster.