Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank’s mission (NIFB) is to provide nutritious food and resources for those in need, with dignity, equity, and convenience, through partnerships and innovation, and with a vision of everyone in Northern Illinois having the food they need to thrive. With the help of the Highland Park Community Foundation’s funding, NIFB operates a Mobile Market distribution in Highwood. The Mobile Market supplements food resources for residents to access food beyond what the local food pantries provide. They offer a welcoming environment for our neighbors and help to remove the barriers that may prevent them from accessing traditional food assistance, by providing more convenient hours, taking limited personal information, and being held at accessible and local community locations. Each Mobile Pantry provides up to 250 families with groceries, including a variety of meat, fresh produce, dairy products and non-perishable items like pasta, cereal, or canned goods.