Food Connection

NORTHWEST COMPASS Food Connection program assists all clients who are unable to provide enough food for themselves and their families with perishable and non-perishable food items to supplement their food budget.

SERVICES
  • Assist clients in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs who are unable to provide enough food for themselves and their families with perishable and non-perishable food items to supplement their food budget
  • Provide information and benefits counseling to connect clients to other mainstream programs and agencies for additional support, such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program)
  • Provide information and education regarding nutrition, healthy diet and saving money on groceries
  • Network with area food pantries to support their service
OBJECTIVES
  • Reduce hunger locally
  • Provide hunger relief to a greater number of clients and improve the nutritional value of food distributed
  • Help support food security* for our neighbors
  • Make information and resources available to those struggling to provide food for themselves and their families
  • Make information and education available to help families save money on groceries
*DEFINITIONS:

Hunger in the US is defined as one’s inability to obtain sufficient food for their household. People skip meals, cut back on the quality or quantity of meals, and may potentially suffer malnutrition over time.

Food Security is defined by the USDA as “all people in a household having enough food for an active, healthy life at all times.”

NORTHWEST COMPASS FOOD CONNECTION services are offered free of charge to eligible clients. Training is available and volunteers are needed.

TO SUPPORT THE MISSION

If you would like to help us support our neighbors in the Northwest suburbs through crisis, please Donate today. Northwest Compass is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact givingback@NorthwestCompass.org or visit our Get Involved page to learn about available opportunities.

IN NEED OF SERVICES?

Please contact info@NorthwestCompass.org or call +1 847 392 2344 today.

NWC COMMUNITY

The Summer solstice—the first day of Summer and longest day of the year—was a clear, crisp day in Mount Prospect. Many organizations serving the homeless have selected the Summer solstice to commemorate those who have overcome homelessness, and this seemed a fitting day to commemorate the Grand Opening of Northwest Compass's Coordinated Entry Walk-in Center. NWC was joined by Mount Prospect mayor, Arlene Juracek, District Director for Illinois' 56th District Mussman, Christi Wessel and representatives from Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Journeys, Elk Grove Village Township, St. Mary's Services, Center of Concern and Harper College to mark the occasion. As a lead agency in the North for Coordinated Entry, NWC looks forward to working closely with agency partners to help end homelessness in our community. Learn more about Coordinated Entry northwestcompass.org/how-we-help/coordinated-entry/ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Many organizations serving the homeless have selected the Summer solstice to commemorate those who have overcome homelessness, and this seemed a fitting day to commemorate the Grand Opening of Northwest Compass's Coordinated Entry Walk-in Center. NWC was joined by Mount Prospect mayor, Arlene Juracek, District Director for Illinois' 56th District Mussman, Christi Wessel and representatives from Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Journeys, Elk Grove Village Township, St. Mary's Services, Center of Concern and Harper College to mark the occasion. As a lead agency in the North for Coordinated Entry, NWC looks forward to working closely with agency partners to help end homelessness in our community.

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