IBJI CARES Supports Our Communities During This Time Of Need.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, we have seen a sudden and drastic increased need for adequate nutrition within our communities, and IBJI CARES is committed to supporting these organizations and the families they are serving. 

We want to highlight the great work of several food pantries close to our IBJI facilities that are supplying these needs on a weekly basis. These organizations are providing an invaluable service for those who find themselves suddenly with reduced income, and they are staffed by tireless volunteers who seek out, sort, and distribute donations as demand has multiplied in recent weeks. IBJI CARES will be working with each of these organizations to assist with their unique community needs. We have compiled a list of these food pantries below, all of whom are ready to both accept help and offer it. 

Stethoscope on the table with heart plate filled with fruits and vegetables.

Produce Alliance

During this challenging time, at-risk children and their families have limited access to fresh and nutritious produce. Therefore, IBJI CARES is proud to be partnering with  Produce Alliance to supply fresh, healthy produce to the families of 1,600 children receiving free and reduced-price school lunches in the Evanston Township during the first week of May.
Thanks to Produce Alliance, IBJI CARES will be able to provide each of these children and their families with several servings of nutrient-rich produce -- including fresh oranges, apples, and carrots. 

Resource List for Local Food Pantries

Arlington Heights 
Wheeling Township Services
Appointment required for donation drop off

Bradley, IL 
Center of Hope
Accepts donations Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Chicago - Avondale 
Common Pantry
Contact for donation drop-off information

Des Plaines
Self Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines
Accepts food donations Mondays, Tuesdays 9 am - 12 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 10 am

Glenview (Northfield Township)
Northfield Township Food Pantry
Donations are accepted every day

Warren Township Food Pantry
Donations are accepted Monday–Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

HCS Family Services
Contact for donation drop-off information

Lake Barrington Area 
Cuba Township Food Pantry
Donations are accepted Monday–Friday, 9 am to 4 pm

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