Upcoming Events

Can Do Community Challenge

Date: Sunday, March 1st - Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Location: Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry Community


Are YOU ready for a Challenge?

Can Do Community Challenge is a local hunger relief campaign sponsored by Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

March 1st - April 30th

Inspired by the Feinstein Challenge*, Can Do Community Challenge is designed to raise awareness about hunger and encourage schools, organizations, congregations and individuals to become more involved with the Food Pantry by holding a Spring food drive or by making a donation.

A Challenge Corp (local group of philanthropists) has challenged the Food Pantry to collect 100,000 in monetary and goods donations. This provides an incentive to donate by increasing the impact of donations. If we reach our 100,000 goal, the Challenge Corp will donate an additional $25,000 to Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

Help raise awareness about hunger in our community by donating monetary and goods donations between March 1st and April 30th.

Your Donation CAN Make A Difference

Help us reach our 100,000 goal!

- Can Do Community Challenge: AT A GLANCE
- Important Information for Schools
- Can Do Community Challenge Flyer
- Can Do Community Challenge Logo can be provided upon request

NOTE: Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry participated in the Feinstein Challenge (a national hunger relief campaign) for the past 7 years. On January 6th 2015, Feinstein Foundation announced they suspension of the Feinstein Challenge to concentrate efforts on the Feinstein Jr. Scholars. The Feinstein Challenge generated over $2.5 billion nationally in its effort to fight hunger.

Economy Shop Sale Dates (through June 2015)

Date: Thursday, March 5th - Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Location: The Economy Shop

103 S. Grove, Oak Park IL

The Economy Shop isn’t your everyday thrift store. They are an event…with 15 departments…spanning 3 floors…loaded with eco-friendly, vintage and brand new treasures.

Since 1919, local volunteers have sorted, shelved and sold a variety of donated merchandise at The Economy Shop for the benefit of local charities. Each charity provides volunteers for a given department at The Economy Shop on Sale Days. Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry has been selected to be one of the lucky beneficiaries! That means the Food Pantry will receive a portion of The Economy Shops sales proceeds in exchange of providing volunteers. The Food Pantry’s department is Men’s Casual Wear, but all the charities split the proceeds from the entire store. So shop all over!

Sale Dates
Thursday 3/5: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 3/14: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 3/21: 9am - 3pm

Thursday 4/2: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 4/11: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 4/18: 9am - 3pm
Thursday 4/30: 3pm - 7pm

Thursday 5/7: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 5/16: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 5/30: 9am - 3pm

Thursday 6/4: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 6/13: 9am - 3pm

Mark your calendars and happy shopping!

Nikki Hill Concert

Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Time: 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Location: FitzGerald's Nightclub

6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL 60402

Get a sneak preview of some of the great music that will be coming your way on March 21st

Shake off the Winter blues and get your Spring groove on with a rousing benefit concert! Great times, great music and a great cause have been the hallmarks of our previous shows.

And this one cranks it up.

Saturday, March 21st

FitzGerald’s Nighclub
7pm: Doors Open
8pm: Concert
purchase tickets online

Nikki Hill, a “Southern fireball with no-filter energy” and an “explosive live show” will leave jaws on the floor when she and her band dish up roots rock & roll on Saturday, March 21 at FitzGeralds Nightclub in Berwyn.

“With a magnetic blend of blues, rock, rockabilly and soul, Nikki Hill has secured her place as the new queen of rock n roll . .. Sure to wow audiences with her sultry and robust vocals which parallel an early Tina Turner, [Nikki Hill is] exactly what the world of modern Blue’s needs, an independent women marking her territory … a tremendous talent who is not to be missed!”—Chloe Richardson, 10 artists to look out for in this year’s Bluesfest, Jan. 2015

Don’t forget to bring your fiends—this is a party they won’t want to miss! All our previous shows have sold out, so if you don’t want to sing the blues, get your tix today at the link below.

purchase tickets here

P.S. The cost of this event is underwritten by generous sponsors so 100% of your ticket purchase benefits Oak Park River Forest Pantry. Help us kick off our new spring Can Do Community Challenge with an exciting musical adventure.

About Nikki Hill:

Hunger Walk

Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2015
Time: 7:59AM - 10:59AM
Location: Soldier Field


The 30th Annual Hunger Walk will take place June 20, 2015 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Join us as we proclaim that No 1 Should Go Hungry in our community!

Save the date and look for more details in the coming months