Our Share the Plate partner for September is Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Our vision at Northern Illinois Food Bank is for everyone in Northern Illinois to have the food they need to thrive. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and proud member of Feeding America, we serve our neighbors in 13 counties with dignity, equity and convenience, providing 250,000 meals a day. We bring together manufacturers, local and corporate grocers, area farmers, corporations, foundations, and individuals who donate food and funding, and each week nearly 1,000 volunteers help us evaluate, repack, and distribute food. We also proudly partner with more than 900 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and youth and senior feeding programs to provide nutritious food and resources. Our distribution centers are located in Geneva, Lake Forest, Rockford and Joliet.
To provide nutritious food and resources for our neighbors, with dignity, equity and convenience, through partnerships and innovation.
For everyone in Northern Illinois to have the food they need to thrive.
Learn more about our new Strategic Plan UNITE here.
Community: We collaborate with our team and partners to exceptionally serve one another and our neighbors. We honor diversity and celebrate our unique gifts and perspectives.
Humility: We are humble and self-aware. We know when to ask for and accept help.
Impact: We create positive change by focusing on what’s most important to our mission.
Empowerment: We trust and support each other to get the job done and to do it well.
Accountability: We take ownership for our performance and honor our commitments.
Transparency: We share information, as appropriate, openly and honestly through candid conversation.