About EYFP

Our Service Area

EYFP serves residents of Addison, Bensenville, Berkeley, Elmhurst, Hillside, Lombard, Oak Brook and Villa Park.

Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that has been serving our community since 1983.  

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing food, compassion, and hope to our neighbors and children in need.

How We Began

EYFP began in 1983 out of a walk-in closet in the Yorkfield Presbyterian Church.  Concerned church members sought to provide food assistance to struggling neighbors in the area. At that time, the pantry was able to serve about 25 families per week. As demand increased, so did the need for a new food pantry.

Where We Are Now

EYFP opened the doors to its new 2,500 square-foot facility on January 2, 2016. Our ADA-compliant building offers our clients a welcoming and dignified shopping environment.

EYFP is open during four shopping shifts per week, including evening and Saturday opportunities. Just like a grocery store, our clients can choose the food items that match their family preferences. We offer nutritious choices like meat, dairy, produce, and bread in addition to a large variety of non-perishable items.

Our client population is diverse – those unemployed or under employed and finding it difficult to make ends meet, single parents with little or no support, senior citizens on fixed incomes, those with disabilities, and those dealing with medical issues.

During FY2019

  • EYFP provided nearly 6,000 food distributions to more than 1,000 unique households.

  • We served over 3,800 individuals – including 1,457 children and 652 senior citizens.

  • Over 700 volunteers accrued more than 16,000 hours in our ongoing effort to prevent food insecurity.