About Us

Our History

The West Suburban Community Pantry traces its roots to a small pantry dating back to the 1970s. In 1992, the Pantry was incorporated and obtained its 501(c)(3) status in response to the growing need to feed the hungry in DuPage County.

The Pantry operates year-round with a goal that each eligible family in DuPage County, Bolingbrook, and Romeoville receives nutritionally balanced food, including meats, dairy, and fresh produce monthly. We are also registered as an emergency food pantry for Illinois.

A Brief Overview

With the help of volunteers and sponsors, our vision is to eradicate hunger within the families and individuals in the DuPage County area. We are dedicated to providing food for the hungry, educating the donor community about existing needs, and supporting advocacy efforts for the hungry. We also work hard to encourage volunteerism and the sharing of resources.

The Facts for Fiscal Year 2019:

  • Distributed 2 million pounds of food.
  • Served 48,179 individuals, including 19,164 children and 6,815 seniors.
  • 4,015 persons received perishable and non-perishable food bi-monthly.
  • 3,097 families were served through our new Mobile Pantry program.
  • 27 Seniors received Home Delivery each month.
  • 607 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed to children in our communities.
  • WSCP partnered with 33 schools to provide healthy snacks to students.
  • School breakfast was provided to nearly 1,300 students.

Administrative Staff

Laura Coyle
Executive Director
630.948.8131 |  ltcoyle@wscpantry.org

Yazmine Reyes
Administrative Assistant
630.948.8134 | yreyes@wscpantry.org

Kristin Jachymiak
Director of Operations
630.948.8136 |  kjachymiak@wscpantry.org

Nina Cross
Client Resource Coordinator
630.412.0702 | ncross@wscpantry.org

Lisa Spaeth
Director of Development
630.948.8132  |  lspaeth@wscpantry.org

Cody Dubich
Donor Database Coordinator
630.791.0932 | cdubich@wscpantry.org

Kevin Gruzewski
Pantry Manager
630.512.9921 | kgruzewski@wscpantry.org

Rebecca Boland
Volunteer Coordinator
630.948.8135 | rboland@wscpantry.org

Christopher Payne
Pantry Assistant
630.512.9921  | cpayne@wscpantry.org

Elle Ellerbee
Manager of Inventory
331.625.1526 | eellerbee@wscpantry.org

Board of Directors


Jina Boerman
Achosa Home Warranty, LLC

Renee Montgomery
Evergreen Bank

Kevin Delano
Rasmussen College

Michael Olson

Nichole Edmonds
Advocate Aurora Health

Amit Philip
Treehouse Foods

Mary Hutchinson

Ripujit Singh

Kelly Jeschke
Jones Lang LaSalle

Greg Stientjes

Jonathan Johnson
Ingredion Incorporated

Gayle Szpytek
White Oak Library District

Lisa Kemper
West Suburban Community Pantry Volunteer

Lisa Wrezel
Centric Consulting

Nikhil Mehta
Attorney, Smith Amundsen LLC

Advisory Council

Mayor Gina Cunningham-Picek
Mayor of Woodridge

Nick Economos
Fiduciary Financial Partners

Dr. Robert Girgis
Robert F. Girgis, D.D.S., Ltd

Paula Gleason
Bensidoun USA, Inc.

Jo Jackson
Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.

Mary Jo Mullen
Lisle Township Supervisor

Dianne O’Donnell

David Olsen
Alzheimer’s Association

Judy Pokorny

Barbara A Schmith
Co-Founder, WSCP

Steve Szyptek
BofI Federal Bank

Robert Wheeler

Mark Wright
Diverse Facility Solutions