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ABOUT
ELMHURST-YORKFIELD
FOOD PANTRY

MISSION & HISTORY.

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.

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, and  produce, in addition to a large variety of non-perishable items, breads/pastries, and personal care products.

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.

Where We Are Now

WHERE WE ARE NOW.

Staff

EYFP STAFF.

Kathie Watts

Executive Director

Bob Cieslak

Inventory Manager

Volunteer Coordinator

Deborah Rutter

Pantry Manager

Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 

President

Christopher Rosenberg

KPMG US

Committees: Finance, Nominating (chair), Satellite Location

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Treasurer

Lynn Czapla, CPA

Committees: Finance (chair)

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Secretary

Holly Maxson Kost

Yorkfield-Presbyterian Church Liaison

D205 Schools

Committees: Events (chair), Nominating

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Fundraising Chair

Scott LaMorte

Itasca Bank & Trust Co.

Committees: Events

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Carol DiMonte Frank

Committees: Events, Satellite Location

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Katie Huxley

West Monroe Partners

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Margaret Rask

Committees: Events, Nominating

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Walter Salek

Committees: Satellite Location (chair)

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Mary Clare Sullivan

D205 - teacher

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Pauline Tuchscherer

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Paul Ziebert

JP Morgan Chase bank, VP and Assistant General Counsel

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