Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks Foundation:
The Friends of Glen Ellyn Parks (FGEP) was formed in 2015. A 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, FGEP solicits support for the Glen Ellyn Park District through volunteerism, gifts and grants and planned giving opportunities. A Board of Directors consisting of local community members act to improve the quality of life for the residents utilizing the Park System.
Their vision is to provide an opportunity for individuals, businesses and industry to partner with the Glen Ellyn Park District through donations, fundraising, grants, planned giving and community outreach.
Glen Ellyn Food Pantry:
For 35 years, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry has been distributing groceries to our neighbors in need, and most recently, distribute 750,000 pounds of fresh, nutritious, and sustainable meals to 32,000 individuals. Staff, Board Members and volunteers alike work 5 days per week inside Grace Lutheran Church, where their Pantry is housed, assisting guests who have lost his/her job, are disabled and cannot work, are senior citizens receiving a fixed income, or simply have difficulty making ends meet for any number of reasons. They are there for these neighbors. They are there to be the smile in their day that they may not otherwise experience.