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How to Help

There are many ways you can help support the North Dearborn Pantry.

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. We need people with experience driving large vehicles.

Monthly Volunteers - Sign up to work during normal Pantry hours helping distribute food to patrons, stocking shelves, and general operations.

Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards - Please go online to 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 AmazonSmile 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:

Remke Caring Neighbor Program - With the Caring Neighbor program, sign-up and Remke will donate up to 2% to the North Dearborn Pantry for every purchase made when you use your Remke Rewards card. Here’s How!

Are you an extreme couponer? We would love to have you working for the Pantry. Donations accepted during regular business hours or drop off your coupons and our people will go to work. We are a 501(3)c tax deductible charity, you will receive a receipt on request for your donations.

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

Promote the Drive

Make it Fun

Thank the Participants

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, macaroni & cheese, jelly, shelf stable milk, kids cereal, rice, dry & canned beans, spaghetti & sauce, “sugar free,” “low sodium” & “no salt” items, tuna & other canned meat.

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