Bags of Hope was founded in January 2016, and has been providing backpacks full of non-perishable food to students in the Bolingbrook, Joliet, Lockport, Minooka, Plainfield, and Romeoville communities ever since. Located in Plainfield, Illinois, BoH hosts scores of volunteers as well as area civic organizations.  In addition, BoH partners with schools in multiple districts throughout the area.

Non-perishable donations accepted during normal business hours at multiple locations throughout Will County (locations identified on the map below).  ONLINE donations are always accepted and can be made by clicking DONATIONS above.  NO GLASS, please!

We could not do what we do without the help of all of our volunteers and community partners! Special thanks to Plainfield Academy, Ridge Elementary, Creekside Elementary for their recent food drive donations to Bags of Hope!

In the news…

Bags of Hope increases food services during COVID-19 pandemicPSD202 article from May 14, 2020

School social worker organizes food drive for Bags of HopePlainfield Patch article from April 23, 2020.