100 Cleveland Ave
Carpentersville IL

Outreach Center

21 Washington St,
Carpentersville IL

Contact Us

(847) 783-7030

Pantry Hours

Wednesdays 5 -7pm
Thursdays 6 - 8pm

Get Others Involved

Sponsoring a food drive is a great way to involve others in your giving! We have lots of recommendations for how to make your food drive a success. Contact us at to get in touch with our leadership team today. They will help you through every step – your group will be on it’s way to helping us Keep the Kids Fed!


Kids helping kids is an amazing way to teach compassion. Our D300 schools have been a huge help to us to keep our shelves full and achieve our mission of keeping the kids fed!

Our Hunger Champions school competition always amazes us at how generous our community is.


From school clubs like football and hockey teams, to Daisy and Girl Scout troops,  to women’s clubs like New Friends and Neighbors of the Dundee Area, we can help your club organize an amazing food drive!


Join area businesses like the Foote Team at Compass Realty, JumpFly, Weed Man, Platt Hill Nursery and more, and start a food drive at your business or office. Contact us for details.

Individuals and Other Groups

Area politicians like Suzanne Ness, our nine-year old Hero Leo (3,000 pounds of food and counting!), individuals can organize a food drive too!

Tips for Success

  • Decide if you want to collect any non-perishable item, or focus on a few specific (like our Most Needed Items), or hygiene product or diapers and wipes.
  • Make a flyer and send it on email to your friends and family. If you are a place of business, put up signs.
  • Share on social media. Telling people about your food drive, why it’s important to you, and what you would like them to do.
  • Don’t make your due date too far out in the future. If the date is too far away, there’s no urgency to do anything now and people forget.
  • Make it easy for them to drop off. Put bins in a convenient location. If you are an individual, put a cooler or bin with a tight fitting lid by your front door so people can drop off when it’s convenient.
  • Offer to pick up items.
  • Share some more, especially close to the deadline.
  • Don’t forget to say thank you!