Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Ministry Located at Grace Lutheran Church 493 Forest Ave. Glen Ellyn
The Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, located at Grace Lutheran Church at 493 Forest Ave. in Glen Ellyn Il., is an ecumenical endeavor of Glen Ellyn churches who cooperate in providing food and volunteers to serve people in our community who are in emergency. The FCC Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Ministry fills one spot on the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Board, made up of representatives from 18 area churches. We are responsible for having a volunteer at the Pantry once a month who packs food orders for clients; additionally, we conduct an annual food collection in September.
Thanksgiving Meal Boxes
Every Thanksgiving, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry distributes food boxes to over 600 local families in need. Again this year, the Pantry will be purchasing boxes from the Northern Illinois Food Bank with a turkey and dinner sides at a low cost. The Pantry will supplement the boxes with food gift cards that will allow families to purchase perishable items to complete a Thanksgiving meal. The Pantry is asking the community to sponsor a Thanksgiving meal by contributing money towards the boxes. The cost of a Thanksgiving Meal Box for a family of four is $40. Meals can be sponsored by individuals or groups or you can contribute money in any amount towards the boxes. Contribution envelopes are located in the church Atrium and Main Lobby. Please place your contribution in the offering plate or mail it to or drop it off at the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn by Friday, November 13. FCCGE, along with other area churches, sponsors the Pantry through donations and volunteer efforts. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.
If you think you might want to become part of this important ministry, contact Jennifer Darnall.