Food for Greater Elgin serves more than 1,200 households in Elgin, South Elgin, East and West Dundee, equating to over 6,000 individuals of whom approximately 42% are children and 8% are elderly. All shoppers can receive meat, fresh produce, dairy, deli, and shelf-stable items during their visits to Food for Greater Elgin.
Our mission is to provide food security and access to community resources to stabilize lives. Our values include:
Collaboration to improve the lives of those who lack basic needs.
- Partnership is a key strategy for volunteerism, funding, and food programs – making a larger impact on hunger.
Providing services in a way that is dignified, compassionate and non-judgmental.
- Client-Choice is the gold standard of food distribution, providing families choice and dignity.
Integrity and positive stewardship of all donated resources – funds, time, or food.
- Relationships are the most valuable asset.