My Pantry Express Locations

Food pantry locations providing online and free grocery pick-up in the Greater Chicago Area

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Pick-Ups Are Available At The Following Select Food Pantry Locations:

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How Can I Get Free Food in Northern Illinois?

Unlike some programs meant to help people in need—My Pantry Express locations have no eligibility requirement to sign up. We welcome families on a self-identified need basis. Simply create an account or log in to your existing account to get started.

Order Free Food Online in 3 Easy Steps


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Select a Pick-up Time and Location


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Shop Groceries Online

Submit order three days before the pick-up day by 8 AM


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Pick Up Groceries

Groceries may not be sold or used in exchange for property/services

How To Schedule a Free Grocery Pickup

Scheduling groceries for pickup only takes minutes. First, check the map above for the nearest location to you. Then, begin shopping in our online store for all your needs. Be sure to place your order at least three days before your intended pick-up day by 8 AM. Once your free groceries are ready, you’ll head to the selected location’s designated pick-up area. Upon arrival, have your order confirmation in hand. It should have appeared on the screen when you placed the order, but in case you don’t have it, you can find it in your order confirmation email listed above the items.

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Types Of Free Food You Can Order

Some people may think they’re limited to nonperishable items when ordering from our food pantry. However, you can order fresh produce, meat, and other perishable items as well. Explore our extensive list of free grocery items today.

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Why Choose MPX

When your family is in need, you can trust My Pantry Express to put food on the table. We ask for minimal information and have zero eligibility requirements. Our mission is to solve hunger in Northern Illinois communities. That starts with making it as easy as possible for families to access free groceries they can order online.

What Is Northern Illinois Food Bank?

Northern Illinois Food Bank developed and operates My Pantry Express, which means they, too, share the goal of solving hunger in Northern Illinois one community at a time. Northern Illinois Food Bank partners with manufacturers, local and corporate grocers, farmers, and more to bring solutions to families in need. Find out more about Northern Illinois Food Bank here.

Get Involved - How You Can Make a Difference

Help your community by volunteering at one of our locations. We have weekly opportunities, including order packing at our distribution center in Geneva, IL.

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Donate Today To Solve Hunger in Northern Illinois

Don’t have time to volunteer but still want to make a difference? We’re always accepting donations. Spare what you can to help your neighbors and all communities of Northern Illinois..

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