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Your Online Source for Fresh Groceries in Northern Illinois

Food Assistance With My Pantry Express

Thank you for visiting My Pantry Express sponsored by Northern Illinois Food Bank. We know that hunger can affect anyone in our Northern Illinois communities and that visiting a food pantry is not always an option, whether due to schedules, transportation or other reasons.  My Pantry Express is your online food pantry source in Illinois for groceries when in need.

Ordering Free Groceries for Pickup & Delivery Is as Easy as 1,2,3

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Select location and time

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Shop for groceries

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Pick up groceries

Food orders must be submitted online by 8 am three (3) business days before the pick-up date at the selected location. During the time window of that pick-up date, drive up to the designated location and receive your groceries.

What’s an Online Food Pantry?

Online food pantries are consumer-facing organizations that help ensure people in need get groceries and other household items. Whether it’s for pick-up or delivery, those in need count on food pantries like us to give them peace of mind knowing where their next meal will come from.

Do You Qualify for Free Groceries in Northern IL?

We understand how tough it can be meeting all your basic needs and decide how to spend money on a tight budget. That’s why eligibility is based on self-identified needs and not restricted based on income, residency, SNAP eligibility, or other criteria.

4 Reasons to Choose My Pantry Express for Free Groceries

In addition to moving free groceries online, we've made shopping at a food pantry an entirely seamless process. When you shop at My Pantry Express, you can count on:

An Easy, Online Experience

My Pantry Express makes shopping convenient by shifting it all online.

It’s Secure

We collect limited information (name, contact information, and zip code), none of which are necessary to place an order.

All Are Welcome

No referrals or qualifications are needed.

Various Items Available

Choose up to 35 items, such as fresh produce and toiletries and you’ll see each item displayed as you shop.

What Our Neighbors Are Saying

“The service is excellent. Organized, food accurate, much appreciated. Volunteers are wonderful.”

“I’m completely satisfied with the website/volunteers and all of the help you provide my family.”

Proof in Numbers

MPX started with four sites and is now helping families in nearly 20 sites across Northern Illinois..

In 2021, MPX received over 33,000 orders. In 2022, we’ve received 55,000 orders—and counting!

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My Pantry Express Locations

Pick-ups are available at the following select pantry locations

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Our Partners in the Community

Through our community partners and food banks like Northern Illinois Food Bank, we’re able to reach countless families in Northern IL. As we continue to build more relationships, more families will be able to order free groceries from a local online food pantry.

Volunteer Opportunities at Northern IL Food Banks

Interested in serving your community and helping families in need? We’re always looking for volunteers to help with distributions and packing orders for distribution at our center in Geneva, IL.

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Donate to a Trusted IL Food Pantry

Every donation goes to helping families across Northern IL obtain the nutritional foods they need. Make an impact on your community by donating today.

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