Northern Illinois Food Bank - Public

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* Those needing to complete Court-mandated hours of service, cannot register through this online system. Please contact us directly at 630.443.6910 x192 and leave a message.

** Please be advised that all volunteers MUST wear fully-enclosed shoes in order to participate in food packing activities at any of our Centers. Volunteers not wearing proper footwear will not be able to help pack food.


  • Groups of LESS than 25 volunteers may register online – FASTEST WAY TO RESERVE YOUR SHIFT
  • Groups of 25 or MORE must contact a Volunteer Coordinator to register
  • Group Leaders – please share proper footwear requirements with your group members


  • Food Sort & Pack shifts – must be at least 8 years of age
  • Grocery Distribution shifts – must be at least 12 years of age
  • VolunTeen Program – must be at least 16 years of age
  • Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older
  • One adult for every four youth ages 8-12 with a group
  • One adult for every ten youth ages 13-15 with a group

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