We participate in several community events each year.
Our featured speakers this year are Stacy Zeng, BS, MS, and Community Health Planner for Kane County Health Department, Chef Douglas Callegario, BG and CHEF board member, and Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines, DVM, Ph.D., and staff Veterinarian and Animal Nutritionist for Organic Valley.
Special thanks to our partners: CHEF - Community Harvest Educational Foundation, Kane County Health Department, Nourish, ECM, The City of Elgin, Wellness Wednesdays Club, Elgin Sustainability Commission
Our annual Hunger Summit is typically held the third Thursday of September at the Gail Borden Public Library from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Leaders from Centro de Informacion, Food For Greater Elgin food pantry, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and Senior Services Associates address issues that present barriers for obtaining adequate, nutritious food for families in need. Community members and leadership are invited to come to learn, share ideas and concerns, and discover how they can assist in combatting the ongoing challenge of food insecurity and its related issues.
The event is sponsored by Elgin Cooperative Ministry.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.
Pallet to Palate is an unforgettable evening featuring local chefs and beverage-crafters in support of Food For Greater Elgin (a regional, client-choice food pantry). The community is invited to attend and enjoy music, raffles, a silent auction and learn about this dynamic organization that provides access to food and other resources every day.
Food insecurity can happen unexpectedly. Suddenly, you’re facing impossible choices: Do I buy food, or put gas in my car to go to work? Do I feed my family, or pay to have a safe place to live? September is Hunger Action Month, and we urge you to join us in the fight against hunger. For $100, you can provide a family of four with a month’s worth of food.