Free food banks and pantries in Dupage County Illinois.

Food banks, soup kitchens and non-profit pantries in Dupage County offer free food and forms of assistance to people who need help. Support is offered to people of all backgrounds, ages, and gender. Residents of Chicago and Wheaton Illinois can also contact the food pantries in Dupage.

There are a few dozen main facilities that operate across the county and they are listed below. Not only can they provide families and individuals with food, perishable items, fruits and vegetables, but many centers can also offer other forms of other aid, such as clothing and some limited financial assistance for paying electric bills and rent. Centers and the staff members there can often help people apply for government assistance, both Illinois and federal programs such as SNAP food stamps.

Thousands of families, unemployed individuals and seniors benefit from the facilities every month. You will need to call the center closest to you in order to get the specifics on what programs are offered and how to get help. Or to learn more on resources, locate other free food pantry programs both locally and nationwide.

Many of the Dupage food banks cover a limited area or certain neighborhoods of Chicago or the greater county. However most offer referrals, so call a center near you for information or alternate locations.

Addison Township Food Pantry
Address - 401 North Addison Rd.
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone number - 630-530-8161 x154
Thursday 9 am - 11 am
Local residents may only use the pantry for assistance every 30 days.

Addison Community Switchboard
Address - 193 W. Michael Lane
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone number 630-628-2698
Hours of the facility - Mon Tue Thu Fri 9 am - 12 noon
Residents of Addison can get free food





Messiah Baptist Addison
Address of the church - 600 S. Villa Avenue
Addison, Illinois 60101
Dial for help - 630-832-3328
1st Fri every month  8:30 am - 9:00 am
Assistance programs offered - One food box per household. It may contain fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, or other goods.

St. Joseph Pantry
Address: 330 E. Fullerton, Addison, IL 60101
Center hours open - Wed 8:30 am - 11 am
Can only use the food pantry one time per week, 2 times per month. Many children and senior citizens in Dupage County benefit from the free food assistance program.

Alliance Bible
Address - 430 N. Sterns Road
Bartlett IL 60103
Phone number - 630-372-7000

St. Vincent DePaul Society St. Mary's Gostyn
Address - 444 Wilson Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Dial - 630-969-1063
Hours - Wed -    9 am - 11 am
Downers Grove is supported by this St. Vincent DePaul Society. In addition to groceries and hot meals, the thrift store may have paper products, clothing, and free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals.

Bartlett Baptist Church
1500 West Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Telephone - 630-830-9888
Towns supported by this church are Elgin, Hanover Park, Schaumburg, South Elgin, Streamwood, Wayne, West Chicago.
Families can use once a month, financial help once every 12 months.




Bensenville/WoodDale Food Pantry
Faith Community United Church of Christ
Address of pantry - 192 S. Center Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
Get food up to once a month. In addition note that federal government guidelines will be used to determine client eligibility.

Volunteer Council of Bloomingdale Township
Annex Bldg.
123 N. Rosedale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Mon & Wed - 9:30 am - 11:30 am
By Appointment only. Bloomingdale Township is supported.
Get help at most 6 times per year -  no less than 30 days apart.

Humanitarian Service Project
Main address is 465 Randy Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Telephone - 630-221-8340
Mon through Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm
Milton Township
York Township
DuPage County Seniors ONLY
Must have a referral from DuPage County Senior Services, or Catholic Charities or Public Health Nurses.

Interfaith Food Pantry at the Outreach Center
Address - 345 S. President
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
Food Pantry is operated on site.
Phone - 630-665-6426

Feeding Northwest DuPage
Lutheran Church of the Master
580 Kuhn Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
The center runs a Walk-in ministry
Call 630-665-5188
Bloomingdale Township and towns and cities served include Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, Westmont, Willowbrook. The non-profit partners with local churches and charities to help the poor and people facing poverty.

Our Lady of Peace Pantry
701 Plainfield Road
Darien, Illinois 60561
Towns covered - Clarendon Hills, Darien, Hinsdale, Willowbrook, Westmont.





4340 Prince Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
FISH also has a clothes closet on site
Hours - Mon and Fri  9 am - 11:15 am
Please remember that food given twice a month. Hot meals, lunches, and snacks are served to the low income, homeless, and really anyone from the community.

St. Vincent DePaul Society
Conference Food Pantry
4824 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Thu    9:30 am - 11:30 am
Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Lemont, Lisle, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge
They can also provide assistance for paying bills, rent, and housing expenses. Some holiday assistance may be available at their thrift store and food pantry.

Immaculate Conception Church
Address of site - 134 Arthur
Elmhurst, IL 60126
EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY ONLY is all that is run.
Call for help - 630-530-3497

Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry
Address - 155 S. Main Street
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Phone number - 630-627-2508
Mon, Wed & Fri 9 am - 12 pm
Cities in Illinois that agency covers Lombard, Oakbrook Terrace, Villa Park.

Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry
1083 S York Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Hours of Operation: Mondays 6:30-8:00 PM, Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00 PM, Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00 PM, & Saturdays 9:30 AM-12:30 PM.
Service Area: Addison, Bensenville, Berkeley, Elmhurst, Hillside, Lombard, Oak Brook & Villa Park.
Clients are required to provide photo ID & current utility bill each visit.

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Inc.
493 Forest Avenue
Address - Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Dial for help - 630-469-8668
Hours of pantry - Tue 5 - 6:30 pm
Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lisle, Lombard, Wheaton
Can use once a month in order to get free food or groceries, up to 6 visits a year.

Hands of Hope
Location is 5700 Bartels Road
Hanover Park, IL 60103
Hours of local is Tue 4 pm - 7 pm
Cities Addison, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Elgin, Hanover Park.
Canned goods, surplus government commodities, breads, fruits, and related support is passed out.





HCS Family Services Food Pantry
19 E. Chicago Ave.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone number - 630-323-2500 x100
Mon Wed Fri 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Towns Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Westmont, Willowbrook can get food and groceries.

Itasca Food Pantry
Center & Willow
Itasca, IL 60143
Sat - 8 am - 11 am
Clients must be referred by Village of Itasca or by one of Itasca churches and the pantry Will assist families in need for as long as they need help.

Lisle Township Food Pantry
4721 Indiana Avenue
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Billy Parades, case worker
Phone - 630-968-2087 x246
Mon Wed & Fri    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Available from 11 - 1:
To by the pantry to get vegetables , fruits, and bakery items at most once every 30 days. Need to call in advance first. Can also process applications for WIC or food stamps.

Christ the King Church part of St. Vincent DePaul Society
Address: 1501 S. Main Street
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Volunteers may also deliver home delivered meals to senior citizens and the homebound. Clothing, linens, school items, and emergency financial aid may be provided.

St. Vincent DePaul Society - St. Pius X Catholic Church
1025 E. Madison
Lombard, IL 60148
Hours of the center are Mon & Fri 9 am - 12:30 pm, Wed 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Lombard, Villa Park, must live within Church Boundaries in order to get help. Everything from Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter meals to free groceries and more is provided to Dupage County low income families.

York Township
1502 S. Meyers Road
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Call for assistance - 630-620-2400
Hours of the free food bank - Mon through Fri 9 am - 11 am
Mon, Tue, Thu 1 pm - 3 pm
York Illinois Township

Calvary Church Food Pantry
Address of the pantry is - 129 W. Benton
Naperville, Illinois 60540
In addition to food, a clothes closet may help fill 2 bags of clothes. Also extra bakery items & vegetables are offered when available. Clients may come 4 times a year for aid.

West Suburban Community Pantry
6809 Hobson Valley Drive #118
Woodridge, Illinois 60517
Call them for access to the Emergency Food Pantry
Number - 630-512-9921
Hours of the center - Tue & Sat 9 am - 12 noon, Thu 9 am - 12 noon 6 pm - 8 pm
All DuPage County can come once a month for help.




Loaves & Fishes
Food pantry address: 1871 High Grove Lane
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 630-355-3663
Hours of center Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm & Sun 12 noon - 2 pm, Tue, Wed 10 am - 3 pm, Thu 3 pm - 8 pm, Sat 8 am - 12 pm
Naperville. All DuPage County serve clients from Naperville.

St. Thomas the Apostle
Location 1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563
630-355-8980 x121

Salvation Army
Address - 1S415 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-3964
Phone number - 630-629-4948
In addition to food, low income can receive financial assistance once a month.

Disciples Food Pantry, Christian Church of Villa Park
Address of the food bank - 1336 S. Villa Avenue
Villa Park, Illinois 60181
Also provides a Clothes Closet service
Phone number - 630-833-7262
Hours of the location - Wed & 2nd Sat of every month 9:30 - 11:30 am all DuPage County

Hand and Hand Food Pantry, which is on Harvard Avenue and also known by Evangelical Free Church
Church address - 206 W. St. Charles Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
Towns and Illinois cities served - Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park
Hours include: Every other Tue 3pm - 5:30pm
Free holiday meals, Easter and Thanksgiving food baskets, and other support is provided. Numerous unemployed and struggling people get help every year.

Feeding Northwest DuPage
Resurrection Catholic Church
Address - 30W350 Army Trail Road
Wayne, IL 60184
Call them in order to get some assistance with paying rent, utilities, and prescription medications. The non-profit also has emergency boxes of food and government aid such as applications for WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children).
Cities Hanover Park, Wayne, West Chicago.

Church of Christ
350 E. James Street
This church is located in West Chicago, Illinois 60185
The church may be able to assist a family or individual who is in need on a monthly basis & refer to local pantry/township.
Winfield Township





New Life Bilingual Church
464 Ann Street
West Chicago, IL 60186
Middle church building. Food pantry is located in back
Call for help - 630-231-3315
All of DuPage County is served
In order to apply, the family must meet USDA income guidelines if receiving food. Can use facility every week
Mostly non-perishable food some frozen meats and produce. This center does not offer referrals to other services or assistance programs.

Feeding Northwest DuPage of St. Mary's Service Center
Address of location - 163 Garden Street
West Chicago, IL 60185
The center provides other financial assistance and gives referrals for other services
Dial the Pantry at 630-293-4958
Hours - Wed, Thu & Fri 10 am - 1 pm, Sat 9 am - 12 Noon
Call the town at Winfield, Warrenville, West Chicago.

Wayne Township
27W031 North Avenue
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
Get referrals and access to other services or assistance programs
Counselors on site can assist with emergency & general financial assistance, food stamp applications, and a clothes closet
Call the following number - 630-231-7173
Hours of location - Wed 10 am - 2 pm
As indicated, bread and bakery items are available. Stop by up to once a month for food/pre-packaged.

Westmont Bible Church
Address - 117 N. Cass Ave
Westmont, Il 60559
phone 630-969-7848
Cities and towns served - Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Hinsdale and unincorp. areas, Oak Brook, Westmont, Willowbrook
This is an Emergency Food Pantry open to all residents of Southeast DuPage County. Food available one time per month.

Milton Township
Address of the center - 1492 N. Main Street
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Center is open Mon through Fri
Call for appointment.

Holy Angel Church
Pantry address is 204 S. Russell
Aurora, IL 60506
Dial for help - 630-897-2478
Hours - Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Cities covered - Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery, Oswego.

People's Resource Center
Main address is 201 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Additional Location: 649 Blackhawk, Westmont, IL 60559
Additional services available to clients who are in need of help.
Phone number and food pantry hours - 630-682-5402 Mon, Tue, Thu 8:30 am - 11:15 am, 1 - 2:45 pm Wed 6 - 8 pm Sat 9 - 11:45 am
Residents of all DuPage County can get help
Free food and groceries are available one time per month. They also offer household items, such as hygiene supplies, soap, detergent, and more.
The phone number for both is 630-682-5402. Or learn more on People Center assistance programs.

St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
0S233 Church St
Winfield, Illinois 60190
630-653-6877 (h)
Get help in West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield Illinois
If you are in Chicago, in order to get help you need to live West of Main West Chicago residents must live South of Hawthorne, North of Butterfield. This is a local Dupage County branch of a leading charity organization. Churches and volunteers can help the less fortunate.





Residents of Dupage County have several other food assistance programs and pantries available to them. Call 630.443.6910. Receive information on local soup kitchens, school lunches, Meals on Wheels for the homebound, and non-profits that can provide free groceries or food vouchers.


By Jon McNamara

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