North Dearborn Pantry is looking for a qualified individual to serve on the Board of Directors. Ideal candidates must be honorable, responsible, have a heart for their community, with an intention to strengthen and improve the services provided by The Pantry. A business background is preferred. This is a volunteer position. Job requirements are to attend a monthly Board meeting and offer input based on personal knowledge and experience. Please email info@northdearbornpantry.org if interested.

Drivers Needed    Drivers are needed for our box trucks.  We use these trucks to pick up goods that local businesses have generously donated - no CDL is needed to drive.  We have an urgent need for the 3rd Saturday of each month.  

Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards. Please go online to krogercommunityrewards.com and register your Kroger Plus card. Link it to the North Dearborn Pantry, Inc. with our NPO number 82532. Each time you use your Kroger Plus card, Kroger will donate to the Pantry and it doesn't cost you a dime. The bottom of your receipt will verify that you are linked to the North Dearborn Pantry, Inc. If you have trouble linking your card, please email us and we will help.

Remember the Pantry when you use Amazon. A few clicks and your account becomes Amazon Smile which allows Amazon to donate to us when you make purchases. It costs you nothing but a little time. Here is a link to us on Amazon Smile: smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4598281

Organize a Food Drive!
Food drives play an important role in North Dearborn Pantry’s mission to alleviate hunger in our area. Schools, businesses, youth groups, service organizations, theater and arts groups, places of worship, neighborhood groups, and groups of friends and families have all conducted successful food drives to benefit people at risk of hunger, and so can you!

Tips for a Successful Food Drive

Plan Ahead:

  • Get other people, particularly senior management, administrators, organization officers,
    teachers, friends and/or neighbors committed to the drive.
  • Choose a theme or name for your drive (for example: “Tons of Tuna,” “Oodles of Noodles,”
    “Halloween Trick or Trunk”).
  • Set a goal for how many pounds of food, how many cans or the dollar amount you will collect.

Promote the Drive:

  • Schedule a fun kick-off event.
  • Educate your group about the issue of hunger.
  • Decorate a container to hold donated food.
  • Place posters and flyers in highly visible places.
  • Distribute memos or send letters to parents, neighbors, area businesses, etc.
  • Include flyers with employee paychecks.
  • Set up a collection schedule to collect certain types of food on specific days or during
    designated weeks.
  • Provide each person with a bag to fill with food.
  • Issue reminders throughout the drive.

Make it Fun:

  • Encourage friendly competition between departments, offices, classes, etc.
  • Challenge a rival company or school.
  • Conduct a raffle for prizes.
  • Offer incentives such as stickers, pins and office dress-down days.
  • Reward groups and individuals who collect the most food.

Thank the Participants:

  • Certificates of appreciation.
  • Thank you cards or letters.
  • Throw a party to celebrate your successful food drive.

What to Donate:

  • Please only collect non-perishable items.

Food Items Most Needed: 100% Fruit Juice (cans / bottles / boxes), canned vegetables & fruit, chunky soups & beef stew, gluten-free products, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, shelf stable milk, rice / dry & canned beans, spaghetti & sauce, “sugar free,” “low sodium,” & “no salt” items, tuna & other canned meat.

Personal care items most needed: toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes, diapers, detergent, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, towels, kitchen towels and hairbrushes.

 

Email info@northdearbornpantry.org for more information