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DuPage County Allocates $626,000 to Support Local Food Pantries

June 26, 2024

The DuPage County Board on Tuesday voted to provide $626,144.05 through its Local Food Pantry Infrastructure Investment Program to assist local food pantries. The allocations will allow 13 food pantries to fund capital equipment purchases or information technology investments.

"Food insecurity continues to be a pressing need in this County. We believe these investments will build a framework that will support food pantries into the future and continue to find new and innovative ways to get fresh food to those who need it most," said Human Services Committee Chair Greg Schwarze.

The County provided the following allocations for food pantries:

  • Abundant Children and Family Services: $50,368 for a cargo van
  • Addison Township: 78,617.98 for freezers, a pickup truck, and technology upgrades
  • Bloomingdale Township: $98,690 for a walk-in cooler and backup generator
  • DuPagePads: $81,300 for ovens, a refrigerator, cabinets, sinks, shelving, and a table
  • Hands of Hope Food Pantry: $60,000 for a cargo van and forklift
  • HCS Family Services: $74,665.03 for a refrigerated van
  • Highpoint Church Care Centers: $32,370 for commercial refrigerators and freezers
  • REACH Ministries: $34,664.03 for a cargo van
  • Roselle Community Food Pantry: $12,509.94 for a refrigerator, freezer, and computers
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church: $3,000 for tables, shelving, and bins
  • St. Pius X Conference/St.Vincent de Paul: $784 for a laptop
  • Village Baptist Church of Aurora: $3,298 for a commercial refrigerator and freezer
  • York Township: $95,877.07 for a cargo van, forklift, shelving, and card check system

In the last two years, DuPage County has provided more than $7 million to local food pantries and nonprofits to assist in the fight against food insecurity.

To learn more about the program, visit the County's Food Infrastructure Program website.

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