April Food Day 2019

April Food Day is United Way of Metro Chicago’s annual food collection event and awards luncheon that addresses food insecurity in the south-southwest suburbs.

Through donations of non-perishable food items, household goods and financial support, you can help more individuals and families in the south-southwest suburbs meet some of their most basic needs.

Looking for ways to support your neighbors in the south-southwest suburbs? Become a sponsor or make a financial gift today and help build stronger neighborhoods for a stronger Chicago region.

2020 Event Details


Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Dr.
Tinley Park, Il

Food Collection and Distribution: 10am – 2pm
Luncheon: 11:30am - 1pm

For more information about the event please contact Maya Hardy

Become a Sponsor or Make a Financial Gift

Become an April Food Day sponsor by clicking on the Support April Food Day link below and provide basic needs support for families in the south-southwest suburban region. If you are not interested in becoming a sponsor, but would still like to support April Food Day with a financial gift, you can easily make your gift online at the same Support April Food Day link.

For questions regarding how you or your company can get more involved with April Food Day, please download the sponsorship document or contact Maya Hardy.

Donate Food or Household Goods

If you are interested in donating items to help restock food pantry supplies for the summer months, please consider contributing the below unopened, non-expired canned and boxed items (no glass please).

What to Donate

100% fruit and vegetable juice
Bagged rice and beans (canned and dry)
Canned fruits and vegetables (pull tops if possible)
Cereal, oatmeal and granola bars
Chips, cookie and/or crackers

Canned meats and stews
Peanut butter and jelly
Infant supplies (baby food, formula, diapers)
Laundry detergent
Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products)

Where to donate

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip
5000 West 127th Street

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Southland – Bridgeview
7010 S Harlem

Crestwood Library
4955 135th Street

Elks Lodge
4428 West Midlothian Turnpike

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Crestwood
13330 Cicero Ave

Kiwanis Club
4428 Midlothian Turnpike

Stacked Restaurant
14306 S Cicero

Evil Horse Brewing Company
1338 Main St

Village of Glenwood
1 Asselborn Way

Village of Hazel Crest
3000 W 170th Pl

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
2304 173rd Street

Comfort Suites
2235 173rd Street

Sleep Inn
2255 173rd Street

Village of Lynwood
21460 Lincoln Hwy

Matteson Community Center
20642 Matteson Ave

Village of Matteson
4900 Village Commons

Village of Midlothian
14801 S Pulaski

Village of Monee
5130 W Court Street

Acorn Library
15624 Central Ave

Georgio's Quality Inn & Suites - Orland Park
8800 West 159th Street

City of Palos Heights
7607 W. College Drive

Village of Park Forest
350 Victory Drive

Village of Richton Park
4455 Sauk Trail

Village of Robbins
3327 W. 137th Street

Country Inn and Suites
18315 S LaGrange Rd

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago / Tinley Park
18335 LaGrange Road

Wingate by Wyndham - Tinley Park
18421 North Creek Drive

Village of University Park
698 Burnham

April Food Day Partner Pantries

Blue Cap
Ford Heights Community Service Organization
Governors State University Food Pantry
Orland Township
Respond Now

Restoration Ministries
Rich Township
St. Irenaeus
Thornton Township
Together We Cope

April Food Day Sponsors

(As of January 29, 2020)

In-Kind Sponsors:
Participating Sponsors:
Awards Sponsors:

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