Neighbors are making hard choices as they care for their families and balance health, housing and work. Our Food Pantry offers a variety of quality food, and connects clients with other PRC services and resources.
Since March 2020, PRC has adapted our food delivery process from a choice pantry to providing pre-packaged food to parked cars. Volunteers choose items for each client during food pantry hours, including fresh produce, high-protein food, dairy products, frozen meats, whole grain items and healthy non-perishables such as beans and vegetables. All items are safe and high-quality. Personal-care items and cleaning products are also distributed when available.
Who can use Food Pantry services?
PRC’s primary service area and mission is focused on DuPage County. To be a PRC Food Pantry Client, you must come to a scheduled pantry shift and provide proof of address showing a current DuPage County address.
To receive food, everyone must bring proof of a current DuPage address. Picture ID must include a current DuPage address. (This includes new and returning clients). Please bring the following:
DuPage County residents are eligible to become People’s Resource Center clients and access our services.
To become a PRC client during
food pantry hours:
- Bring a photo ID and proof of a DuPage County address – click here for examples of documentation
- Be prepared to provide information about the individuals living in your household
What to expect
All clients are greeted by a volunteer, who gives each car a number, explains how the Food Pantry works, and answers any questions. During curbside services volunteers shop for each client, then bring the food and other groceries out to the parking lot, and load in client cars in a safe, contact-free environment. During in-person shopping, clients will be brought into the building to shop for their food.
What if I can’t come to PRC to get food?
Any person listed as a household member can pick up food, as long as they have the household’s PRC card, photo identification, and proof of a current address in DuPage County. Click here for examples.
If no one from your household is available to pick up food, clients are able to designate a trusted individual to serve in their place. This person must have a completed proxy form on file in order to pick up food for the household.
Please see the map below for the locations where PRC offers free services throughout DuPage County.
Click each location on the map to learn more.
People’s Resource Center community exists to respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County, Illinois.