News & Events
Each year, the Pantry benefits from fundraisers and food drives held by service organizations, local businesses, school districts and individuals in the community. Following are some of the annual events:
Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger campaign
Maine West High School Fill the Bus
Forest School Area Turkey Trot
St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church food drive
Jewel/Osco Turkey Dinner and Ham Dinner food drives
Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Condo Association Food Fight
Thank you to all of our supporters - we couldn't do this without you!
Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines 50th Anniversary
This film by Wendy Ellis and Paul Meincke tells the story of the early beginnings of the Pantry and how it evolved into an independent organization - all the while maintaining the early founders' mission to help neighbors in need.
About the Pantry
Part of the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce & Industry "Please Stop Here" series by Ian Ryan Interactive
Our New Location
The City of Des Plaines visited the new location at 769 Holiday Lane.
Part of the Community
Featured on WTTW Chicago Tonight "In Your Neighborhood Series"
Directly from the Director
Debra Walusiak, Executive Director
Thanks to employees of Reyes Holdings for transporting their large food drive donations to the Pantry.