Upcoming Events

Hunger Action Month (9/1 - 9/30)

Date: Monday, September 1st - Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Location: varies

Activities support the Food Pantry

Make a difference in the fight against hunger: 30 Ways in 30 Days.

Hunger Action Month Calendar


Economy Shop Sale Dates (through June 2015)

Date: Thursday, September 4th - 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 9/4: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 9/13: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 9/20: 9am - 3pm

Thursday 10/2: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 10/11: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 10/18: 9am - 3pm
Thursday 10/23: 3pm - 7pm

Thursday 11/6: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 11/15: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 11/22: 9am - 3pm

Thursday 12/4: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 12/13: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 12/20: 9am - 3pm

Thursday 1/8: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 1/17: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 1/24: 9am - 3pm

Thursday 2/5: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 2/14: 9am - 3pm
Saturday 2/21: 9am - 3pm

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

Thursday 4/3: 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!

Benefit House Concert featuring Krista Detor

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Location: Local Oak Park Home

*Location will be provided following your RSVP

Join us for a special house concert performance featuring Krista Detor; benefiting Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

What is a House Concert? Just as the name suggests, it is a concert in a home; a private party with live music and interaction between the audience and performers.

We are fortunate to have a local Oak Park family* hosting this fabulous event at their local spacious home. Refreshments will be served.

-Friday, September 12, 2014
-Doors Open at 7:30pm (limited seating)
-Concert at 8pm
-Minimum Suggested Donation: $40/person at the door
-Cash/Checks only (checks payable to Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry)

Click Here to RSVP

Listen to a sample of Krista Detor’s music. Click Here

Girl Scout Food Drive

Girl Scout Food Drive

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Time: 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Homes througout Oak Park and River Forest

Donations to benefit Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, 848 Lake Street, Oak Park IL

Hundreds of local girl scouts in Oak Park and River Forest come together to demonstrate what it means to be truly generous. But this time it’s not to sell cookies, Our local Girl Scouts will be out collecting donations for Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.

The Girl Scouts pass out flyers to remind local residents about the food drive the week before the drive. They then collect and transport the food to the pantry, and help sort all of the donations.

Please remember to put your bag of food out on your front porch out early on Saturday, October, 25th.