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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Elgin IL

Centro de Informacion - Emergency Food Pantry
Elgin, IL 60120
Details: It serves principally the needy Hispanic population with special attention given to food that Hispanics eat on a daily basis. In 1999 Centro opened the emergency food pantry as part of its outreach efforts to help meet a need in the Hispanic community. The population is especially vulnerable because many times immigrants speak little English, and have substantially less income and education than the population at large, leaving them more likely to live in poverty. The emergency food pantry needs a constant flow of food donations in order to meet the needs of the community. Centro has developed a supportive network of corporate, church, and community resources and volunteers. Most of the people who come for food are adult Hispanic females with small children. The 2010 census puts the Hispanic population of Elgin at 43%, Carpentersville at 50%, and Hanover Park at 38%. Centro has offices in all three communities, and the need for food is evident. Food is distributed by Centro on a daily basis. Approximately 2000 families use the emergency food pantry per year, and the food they receive feeds more than 8,000 (including family members).
Church in the Word - Bridge of Hope Food Pantry
Elgin, IL 60123
Details: Our Bridge of Hope Food Pantry is open every Sunday morning immediately following the service (about 11:30 AM). Baskets are reserved for just over 40 families every week, but there is more to go around for anyone who comes in. There is currently a waiting list to get one of the reserved, weekly food baskets. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact our office and someone will be in touch. Weekly food baskets are intended to be short-term relief, and we ask that you let us know as soon as your family is able to do without it so we can pass the blessing on to someone else. If you do not have a basket reserved, or don’t need quite that much help, you are still welcome to come and take what you can use. There is always bread, produce, and an unpredictable variety of meat and dairy items for the taking.
Elgin Evangelical Free Church - Soup Kettle
Elgin, IL 60123
Details: Every Sunday from 2:30 to 5:30, EEFC Soup Kettle volunteers prepare and serve meals for those in need. And they provide transportation to and from the church for those partaking in the meals.
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer - Soup Kettle
Elgin, IL 60120
First Congregational United Church of Christ - Soup Kettle
Elgin, IL 60120
Details: Available Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for both shifts and may choose either one. The first shift (4-6pm) involves food preparation and setting tables. The second shift (5:15pm – 6:45pm) serves the meals and assists with clean-up activities. On average, 70 people are served by the Soup Kettle each week. We treat our guests like there were guests in our own home.
First United Methodist Church - Soup Kettle
Elgin, IL 60120
Details: Soup Kettle provides meals for any who need them every Monday no exceptions whatsoever, which are served between 5:30 and 6:30 pm in the Small Dining Room [in the basement of FUMC]. Meals are served to between 40 and 100 guests, with the help of 4 to 6 volunteers. Volunteer helpers usually arrive at 5 PM and leave by 7 PM.
Food for Greater Elgin, Inc.
Elgin, IL 60123
Details: Food For Greater Elgin is a large fast-growing Client Choice Food Pantry serving low income residents in Elgin and South Elgin. Just 2 years at its warehouse/office complex, Food For Greater Elgin is currently providing food assistance to 1200 families each month, feeding 5500 individuals in those households, of whom nearly half our children.
Harvest Bible Chapel - Elgin Campus Food Pantry
Elgin, IL 60123
Details: Providing for those in need in our church and community. This ministry exists to provide for those who are in need all around us—we believe God uses the circumstances of life to draw people to Himself. If you or someone you know would benefit from the assistance of the food pantry, we are here to serve you.
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren - Soup Kettle
Elgin, IL 60123
Details: Highland Avenue hosts the Elgin Soup Kettle every Saturday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A meal is provided for all who are hungry every night of the week.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - Soup Kettle
Elgin, IL 60120
Details: A hot meal is served to anyone who needs it every Friday night. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact the church office. Fridays 5:30pm
Westside Church Of Christ - Food Pantry
Elgin, IL 60123
Details: Our Food Pantry helps families in the Elgin area and the surrounding communities. On each first and third Tuesday of each month, we distribute food enough to feed an average of 120 people. This number continues to increase due to the current economic crisis. If you are in need of food assistance, please visit our pantry on every first and third Tuesday of each month.
Zion Lutheran Church - Soup Kettle
Elgin, IL 60123