• Katie Heraty

Food Bank's Opening in Town Draws More Than 200

By Katie Heraty


Northern Illinois Food Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for its North Suburban Center on Aug. 16 to celebrate its relocation to a larger space in Lake Forest at 13950 W. Business Center Drive.


Volunteers gathered during the grand opening at the new location in Lake Forest. Photo Courtesy of Katie Heraty.

More than 200 guests attended the event, including community leaders such as Lake Forest Mayor George Pandaleon. The new location includes a larger cooler and freezer space and the opportunity for additional volunteers. The increased capacity for volunteers will double the amount of food processed on site to approximately 2.5 million pounds annually.

The North Suburban Center serves 150 pantries and programs in Lake County, where the Food Bank served an average of 78,000 neighbors monthly in the past year.