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Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry
848 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301

Housed in the basement of the First United Church, the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry has been a source ofMore emergency food for families in need since the 1970's.

In 2009, demand peaked. The pantry responded by providing meat, dairy and produce to 11,088 families — that's 40,422 people, organizers said.

While demand at the pantry has increased, so too have the fundraising efforts of the pantry's leaders, who partner with a host of religious and civic groups to provide the food.

St John's United Methodist Church
1100 Ontario St, Oak Park, IL 60302
St. John's United Methodist Church is mainly comprised of Filipino-Americans who live in Oak Park. However, manyMore individuals in the congregation come from neighboring suburbs or the inner city. This is an open church that believes all are welcome to come and share in service. St. John's participates in mission work such as disaster relief and vacation Bible school. St. John's also participates in the "Crop Walk," an event to raise money and awareness for the local food pantry. 
Cornerstone United Methodist Church
171 N Cuyler Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Cornerstone United Methodist Church has been serving Oak Park since 1898. Originally called Third Methodist EpiscopalMore Church and later Cuyler Avenue Methodist Church, Cornerstone United Methodist Church erected its own building in 1901. Cornerstone participates in a variety of activities, such as the CROP Walk and donating to the local food pantries. The church also has a nursery available on site for families attending worship service on Sundays.
Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60302

The Pilgrim Congregation Church has expanded its ministry and offers a wide range of outreach programs, includingMore providing volunteers for local PADS shelters and food pantries.

The church offers Sunday worship and hosts a Sunday school for both children and adults.

The congregation is active in promoting events like the West Suburban CROP Walk and was involved with the 2006 Gay Games.