Feed The Need!™ Illinois is an informal coalition of Naperville area faith communities, congregations, and civic organizations working together to sponsor an annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack in Naperville, Illinois.
Feed The Need!™ Illinois was started by four Naperville Lutheran churches in 2011, and sponsored the first annual community MobilePack held in February 2012. 178,848 meals were packed by 1144 volunteers in 2 days, enough food to feed 490 children for an entire year. Realizing what an amazing and generous community we have – the challenge to increase the packed meal count began!
In 2013 we expanded to 10 partner churches, moved to a larger facility and packed 453,600 meals over 3 days. In 2015 we surpassed 800,000 meals! We broke the one million meal mark in 2016 with the dedicated support of 5,000 volunteers that made it possible. Again in 2017 we surpassed the million meal mark with the support of nearly 5,000 volunteers!