Here is a list of other local food pantries located within DeKalb County (Note: Always call to verify before visiting, as many sites close for holidays and other events).
Address: 830 Grove St, DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. -noon, Thursday 5-6:45 p.m.
Must be a resident of DeKalb County. Need ID and proof of residency (state of IL medical card okay). Income guidelines apply. One visit per week.
Address: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N 4th St., DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours of operation: Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. - does not provide food
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
No residency or ID requirements. Provides paper products and household cleaning supplies. Does not provide food.
For more information visit the UUFD website.
Address: 511 Russell Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours of operation: Fridays 6-7:30 p.m.
Only for international students at NIU. Limited attendees. Must have One Card to enter.
Address: Huntley Middle School, 1515 S 4th Street (door 30), DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours of operation: Thursday 4:30-6 p.m.
Open to CUSD 428 families including KEC and Camelot. Register by calling the school or online on Barb Food Mart website. Enter the school parking lot from 4th St. You can also visit their Facebook page.
Address:1145 DeKalb Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours of operation: Tuesday 9-11:45 a.m.; Wednesday 3:30-6 p.m.
Must be a resident of DeKalb County and bring a photo ID and piece of mail to verify residence. One visit per month.
Address: 160 Johnson Ave, Sycamore, IL 60178
Hours of operation: Monday 12:30-4 p.m.; Second Monday 12:30-6 p.m.
Must bring ID and be a Sycamore resident. Proof of residency required. One visit per month.
Address: 415 W Main St, Genoa, IL 60135
Hours of operation: First and third Monday, 9-11 a.m.; second and fourth Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Order online one week before pickup. The form opens on Tuesdays and closes on Thursdays. Must be a Genoa-Kingston resident to use food pantry. Proof of residency required (ID, lease, bill, etc.) Two visits per month. Currently drive-thru only - prepacked boxes or online ordering only.
Address: First Lutheran Church basement, 510 W South St., Kirkland, IL 61046
Hours of operation: Tuesday Noon-2 p.m.
Phone: 815-522-3886 or 815-761-5226
For residents of Kirkland, Kingston, Fairdale, Edmond, Malta, Clare, Irene, and rural areas of northwest DeKalb County. During COVID, no restrictions on income or number of visits. Visit the First Lutheran Church website for more information.
Address: 17347 Pratt Road, Sandwich, IL 60552
Hours of operation: First and third Tuesday 12:30-2 p.m.
Serves Somonauk, Sandwich, Plano and Sheridan. Bring photo ID and proof of residency (i.e. phone bill)
Address: St Paul's United Church of Christ, 324 McKinley Ave, Hinckley, IL 60520
Hours of operation: First and third Saturday 8-9 a.m.
Serves residents of Hinckley, Big Rock, Maple Park and Waterman. Photo ID and two forms of address verification requested (utility bill, insurance card, state ID, or driver's license). No income restrictions. Use the west door on View Street.
Address: 346 S Countyline Rd, Lee, IL 60530
Hours of operation: Saturday 8:15-11 a.m.
Must live in Brooklyn, Compton, Hinckley, Lee, Shabbona, Shabbona Grove, Rollo, Paw Paw, Waterman or Steward.
Bring photo ID and utility bill for proof of residency. Two-three visits per month (three when five Saturdays).
Address: St. John's Church, 235 S Green St, Somonauk, IL 60552
Hours of operation: Thursday 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Third Monday 4-6 p.m.
Must live in Sandwich, Somonauk or Leland. Temporarily not have to bring photo ID and utility bill for proof of residency due to COVID-19.
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, 5–7 p.m.
Open Aug. 18 – Dec 16, 2021
If you can’t get to the pantry during regular hours, you may call or email the Center for Student Assistance to make alternative arrangements.
Have an urgent need for food outside business hours or during campus closures? Contact NIU Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212 to pick up a to-go food bag.