We believe hunger is solvable. With your support Beyond Hunger was able to distribute more than 1 million pounds of food to our neighbors in need across 13 zip codes.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to Beyond Hunger are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our tax ID number is 27-2018997.
Double Your Impact
Corporate or Event Sponsorship
Become a Corporate or Event Sponsor - Our development team will work with you to customize sponsorship opportunities that will further your marketing objectives while helping to advance our mission to end hunger in our communities.
For more information on sponsorships, contact Teri Miller, Director of Development, (708) 613-4200.
Volunteer Matching Gifts
Many employers will recognize your volunteer efforts by making a donation to the nonprofits you support. Contact your employer today for eligibility information.
Become a Food Rescue Partner
Local grocery stores and retailers can help eliminate food waste by donating products that are nearing their expiration date, or those with minor cosmetic blemishes.
Logistics for managing food rescues are tailored to meet the needs of each retailer, and Food Pantry staff hold food safety handling certificates. Both state and federal ‘Good Samaritan’ laws protect both the donor retailers and the receiving agency from liability.
To join our Food Rescue program, contact Ricardo Garcia, Pantry Manager (708) 386-1324 ext. 1114.
Thanks to our current rescue partners:
- Costco, North Riverside
- Fresh Thyme, River Forest
- Fruitful Yield, Elmwood Park
- Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Jewel-Osco, Oak Park
- Jewel-Osco, River Forest
- Jimmy John's, Oak Park
- Oak Park Bakery
- Oak Park Farmer's Market
- Panera Bakery, River Forest
- Pete's Fresh Produce, Oak Park
- Sugar Beet Food Co-op
- Target, Oak Park
- Trader Joe's, Oak Park
- Whole Foods Market, River Forest
Garden Donations (Grow-A-Row)
If you’re a gardener, you’re surely no stranger to too many zucchinis. We gladly accept fresh-from-the-garden produce from local gardeners and community gardens. Or, when you’re planting your garden consider planting a row for the Food Pantry!
Donations can be dropped-off at the Food Pantry during our regular donation hours.
For more information, contact Ricardo Garcia, Pantry Manager, (708) 386-1324 ext. 1104.
Other Ways to Help
Shopping at Amazon?
Switch to AmazonSmile to get the items you need while supporting our mission to fight hunger. AmazonSmile has all the same products, prices and service as Amazon. However, when you shop through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the cost of eligible purchases goes to Beyond Hunger. All you need to do is shop at smile.amazon.com and select Beyond Hunger formerly Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry as the charitable organization of your choice.
You can find a list of items that the pantry is in need of by visiting our Amazon Wish List here.