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Downers Grove Area FISH, Inc. is a 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit organization.  Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated.  You may mail contributions to 4340 Prince Street, Downers Grove, Il 60515

‚Äč630/964-7776

2017-18 OFFICERS

Chairman                             Waring Webb

Recording Secretary            Pat  Rotz

Treasurer                             Duane Bradley


Co-Ordinators

Food Pantry                         Ruth Anderson 

Financial Aid                     Jamie O'Donnell

                                          Joel Hagan

Transportation                   Martie Kennedy

Phone Calendar                Jamie O'Donnell

Phone Line Statistician      Carol Mejdrich

Membership                      Jean Nystrom

Prayer Line                        Lorraine Fischer

Vision Care                        Pat Rotz

Newsletter                          Lori Ritzer

Corresponding Secretary      June Miller





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Our History

   Downers Grove Area Fish was founded in 1969  by Buzz and CharlotteEmerson as an all-volunteer charitable organization.  Originally  

     housed in a church basement, Downers Grove Township has provided space for FISH for over 30 years.

Why The Fish Symbol

Threatened by the Romans, early Christians used the Fish symbol to identify safe meeting places and to identify friends from foes.  We offer a safe place where friends help those threatened by hunger and poverty.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for our most needy citizens.

Our Vision

Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment in which to serve our clients and volunteers.

Our Values

Our Values

FISH renders our services to all persons in the communities we serve regardless of race, creed or economic status with dignity and respect.


Downers Grove Area FISH is a faith-based all volunteer not for profit organization which serves people in need in Downers Grove, Lisle and Westmont with a food pantry, clothes closet, emergency rent and car repair assistance. Our volunteers also provide rides to those who have no transportation to medical appointments in the area.  In addition residents of Woodridge and Darien are eligible for emergency rent and car repair, as well as medical appointment rides.

Downers Grove Area FISH, Inc is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation.  Contributions are tax-deductible.