Give Help

First, Pray.

There are deep-seated reasons why poverty exists in a wealthy country like ours. Pray for those in need, pray for those seeking to help others and to change policies that reinforce hunger and homelessness.

Second, Volunteer!

We are always in need of a few extra hands.  Please check our homepage for upcoming events where we need help!  You may also contact us.

Third, Give.


Our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank helps us provide more to our clients.

Our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank helps us provide more to our clients.

Monetary and supply donations are gladly welcomed. Money goes toward buying food at a greatly reduced rate through our partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.  This allows us to participate in the Emergency Food Program (offering free commodities of fresh and frozen foods) in addition to also purchasing food at a price of $0.14/lb.  It has been a wonderful opportunity for us to give a little more to our clients during these tough times.  A dollar goes further with us purchasing food through the Northern Illinois Food Bank rather than the traditional grocery stores.  Please consider donating monetarily to us.

We are always in need of the following supplies:

  • Boxed Dinners and Boxed Potatoes
  • Canned Soups
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Deodorants & Soaps
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauces
  • Healthy Cereals

Refrigeration and freezers are available for perishable item donations.

Donations can be brought to Nativity Lutheran Church anytime during normal church office hours Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-1PM.

Perishable items should be brought during pantry normal hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to Noon).  Contact us if you have any questions.


A unique way you may help the Food Pantry is by using a service called GoodSearch.  GoodSearch is Yahoo!-powered search engine that donates 50% of its revenue to registered nonprofit organizations.  Neighbors Food Pantry has registered with GoodSearch, meaning that when you search the web with GoodSearch (with WLNFP specified as the designated cause), money will be donated to us.  To start, simply open this link and begin searching.  We encourage you to set GoodSearch as your browser homepage and use this service whenever you need to search the web!