Find a Food Pantry Near Me

Food pantry locations providing online and free grocery pickup and delivery in the Greater Chicago Area.

Need Help Finding a Food Pantry Near Me?

PickUps and deliveries Are Available At The Following locations:


Date and time are not reserved until checkout is complete.

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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 do not have 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.

Get Started In 4 Easy Steps!

Food orders must be submitted online by 12 am three (3) business days before the pickup/delivery date at the selected location.

How To Schedule A Free Grocery Pickup or delivery

Scheduling groceries for pickup or delivery only takes minutes. First, check the map above for the nearest food pantry to you. Then, begin shopping in our online store for all your needs. Be sure to place your order at least three business days before your intended pickup or delivery day by 8 AM. Once your free groceries are ready, you’ll head to the selected location’s designated pickup 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 you have ordered. 

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Types Of 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.

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. 

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.

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Donate Today to 
help solve hunger

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 communities Northern Illinois.

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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, Illinois.