Host a Healthy Food Drive
Health and hunger are intimately linked. People who are food insecure are disproportionately affected by diet-related chronic diseases, including diabetes and blood pressure.
Host a Food and Fund Drive
Consider raising food AND funds! For every $1 donated, we are able to purchase $9 worth of food at wholesalers and the local food bank. If you would like to set up an online fundraiser, we have a toolkit with more information here.
Host a Supplies Drive
Households receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps) are restricted to only USDA approved food staples. Important items like diapers, feminie products and cleaning products are not included. And, luxury items are often too expensive on a limited budget. Get creative with your drive and consider items like:
- Spices and Oils
- Diapers - all sizes for children and adults
- Feminine products
- Holiday baking kits
For any questions you have about hosting a food drive, contact Ricardo, 708-386-1324 ext. 1114
Thank you for your support of Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry and Beyond Hunger. Together we can end hunger in all communities we serve!