Hunger Resource Network is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the alleviation of hunger by making connections between those who have surplus food and those who need it. We do this currently through our Community Outreach Days and our partnerships with vendors at local Farmers’ Markets.

Founded in April, 2009 and certified as a 501(c)(3) in July of that same year, Hunger Resource Network (HRN) does not serve individuals directly, but rather coordinates services through recipient agencies:

  • In partnership with corporations who share a commitment to feed the hungry, HRN has purchased chicken, canned goods and grains at reduced prices and donated the food to over 70 organizations that serve hungry people in communities from the south side of Chicago to Lake County and west to the Fox Valley area.
  • HRN has also formed partnerships with farmers and vendors at local Farmers’ Markets to collect and distribute donated produce for many of the same area agencies.

Since its founding, Hunger Resource Network has donated more than 1 million pounds of food to recipient agencies throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

What makes us unique?

  • We are an all-volunteer organization; the money we raise goes directly to help those in need.
  • We provide high quality protein and produce to our recipient agencies at no cost to them.
  • We serve many agencies that are too small to be served by larger organizations.
  • We make connections between those who have surplus food and those who need it.

Volunteer Board of Directors

Daniel Jariabka
President and Founder

Margaret Hennessy
Director

Jay Dahl
Director

Barb Strand
Director

Cathleen Allen
Director

Henry Fetta
Director

Dan DeSio
Director/Treasurer

Thomas Petzel
Director

Martha McGuire
Director

Kathy McKenna
Director

Gabriella Fleischer
Director

PJ Weiland
Director

Cindy Schofield
Director/Secretary

Richard Maxwell
Director

Our mission is to aid in the alleviation of hunger by helping meet the needs of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters