For New Customers
How do I participate?
Many people do not have the resources to adequately meet all of their basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, education, and healthcare. My Pantry Express is a program that was developed to help households making tough choices about how to spend limited resources to increase the quality, variety, quantity, and desirability of food in the household.
Eligibility is based on self-identified need. We do not have restrictions based on income, residency, SNAP [food stamps] eligibility, or any other specific criteria. You are welcome to shop if you are currently in need of access to more food.
The Food Bank is dedicated to serving people making tough choices about how to spend their limited resources to adequately meet all of their basic needs. In order to maintain our non-profit status, the IRS requires that we are intentional about how and to whom our food is distributed. By attesting, you acknowledge you are in need of our services.
At this time, we collect your name, phone number, email and zip code. At times we may ask if you would be willing to participate in a survey or focus group to evaluate the program. These surveys and focus groups are optional.
In the upper, right hand corner there is a drop down box. Click on the down arrow and choose your preferred language.
We will email and call with a reminder. Please contact 630-443-6393 or [email protected] for any questions or concerns regarding your order.
This is location-specific & Please bring your order confirmation number. It can be found right before the item details of your order in the confirmation email you will receive after submitting your order. It can also be found on the page that appears after you submit your order.
You do not need to bring shopping bags for your groceries—your order will come in grocery bags.
No, the shopping list may not always be the same. However, Northern Illinois Food Bank will work to provide pantry staples, dairy, frozen meats and fresh produce each week.
We’re not able to fulfill specific requests at this time, however, we value your feedback as we look to expand our offerings. Please share your suggestions with us anytime at [email protected] Doing so will only help us improve the My Pantry Express experience in the future!
There will be approximately 35 items available to choose from, including milk, assorted fresh produce, frozen meats, canned foods and more. Each item offered has a capacity that is listed on the website.
You can order weekly through My Pantry Express, however, there is a maximum capacity on the number of orders we can fulfill at this time, each week. Our goal is to gradually increase the order capacity as the pilot continues. If we reach the capacity, we will be unable to accept any more orders. We will announce on the website when the order window will re-open for upcoming dates, and we encourage you to check back on the website to submit a new order.
Your order must be submitted three business days (Monday – Friday) before your scheduled pick up, excluding holidays.
After you submit your order, an email confirmation will be sent to the email address you entered at checkout. Please keep it for your records until you pick up your order.
If you don't receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of placing your order, please check your junk or spam email folder. If it is not anywhere in your email account, please contact 630.443.6914 or [email protected]
For Current Customers
We currently offer delivery in Kane/DuPage Counties, Will County, Winnebago County, and Lake County.
Currently, our pilot can only accommodate those within a 10-mile radius of each location listed on the website as a “delivery location”. Please see mypantryexpress.org/locations to view the address of each delivery location.
If the address you submit is outside of our delivery radius, or if we do not receive your address, we will automatically cancel your order. If we cancel your order, we will send you an email letting you know about the cancellation three business days before your scheduled delivery date.
To order for delivery, submit an order at one of the locations named "Delivery". At this time, we only offer delivery from locations that are named "Delivery": “Will- Joliet Delivery”, “KANE- Geneva Delivery”, “Winnebago- Rockford Delivery”, “Lake- Evening Delivery”, and “Lake- Afternoon Delivery”. Then choose the items you need for the week, and submit your order. After you submit your order, read your confirmation email carefully and submit your address every time you order.
Please be sure to read your confirmation email carefully and submit your address every time you order.
If we do not receive a completed form by 10am three business days in advance of delivery, your order will be automatically cancelled.
Deliveries through My Pantry Express are completely free! My Pantry Express and Northern Illinois Food Bank, in partnership with DoorDash, cover all fees, including tip.
You are welcome to order weekly!
As an account holder, you can find the appropriate order and click “cancel”. Cancellations must be made 3 business days before the pick-up date.
For cancellations after that time, or if you do not have an account, please email us with the date of your order and your order number. You order must be cancelled 4 hours before the scheduled delivery. Orders cancelled within 4 hours of the delivery time will still be delivered.
You may only order from My Pantry Express once a week- this includes either one delivery OR one pick-up.