Prayer Line

   Our prayer line received 

  many prayer requests which were 

  passed on to our prayer volunteers

Financial Assistance


    FISH is able to assist clients with housing,

    car repairs and  electric utilities.

    Due to dollar and time limits, requests 

    often must be coordinated with other 

    agencies.   FISH helped 27  families                with housing needs,  electric bills

     and car repairs



     24 FISH volunteer drivers provided 470 rides to 

     doctors' appointments to the needy, handicapped

     and seniors.  Rides are by appointment and

     within 10 miles radius of Downers Grove 

Telephone Volunteers

   The voice of FISH, 19 phone volunteers fielded 977 calls last year.  

   There were 507 transportation requests, 11 for food and clothing, 390   

    miscellaneous requests and 70calls about donating.  Volunteers receive  

   appropriate training and then work an assigned shift from their own homes.  

Food Pantry and
Clothes Closet

  • In the year ended March 31, 2017, 252 families consisting of 579 individuals in Downers Grove, Westmont and Lisle received food assistance every month.
  • Families receive two full grocery bags, averaging about 30 pounds each visit.

  • The Annual Letter Carriers drive      recently collected almost 25,000       pounds of food.

  • With money from generous donors,         the pantry was able to supplement  donated food with over 35,000 pounds     of food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
  • ​Pantry coordinator, Ruth Anderson, and  45 pantry volunteers and 5 drivers staff  the pantry and clothes closet.
Thanks to Our
Food Partners

 Volunteer van drivers collect food regularly from our many donor food stores and transport it to the FISHfood pantry for sorting and distribution to our clients.

Thanks to our many food partners, such as:

  • Jewel
  • Caputo's
  • Trader Joes
  • Fresh Thyme
  • GFS
  • The Letter Carriers food Drive
  • Harvest Sunday Food Drive
  • Many churches, schools, scouts, civic groups and individuals

2016-2017  Year in Review

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